Nottingham Forest head to Hull City this afternoon looking to gain a confidence-boosting win heading into their play-off campaign.

The Reds’ hopes of automatic promotion were ended by Bournemouth on Tuesday night as the Cherries beat Forest 1-0.

It was an evening that saw the Reds robbed a number of times by the match officials and it just wasn’t to be.

With third place in their sights, Steve Cooper will want to finish the league campaign with a flourish.

Ahead of the game, we looked at how the team could look, with Cooper likely to make a few changes.

The Forest rearguard

Brice Samba is established as the club’s first-choice goalkeeper and he will start the game between the posts.

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There will be one enforced change with Steve Cook set to miss out after cutting his head against Bournemouth and his father taking ill.

Tobias Figueiredo will come in at the heart of the back three to be flanked by Joe Worrall and Scott McKenna.

The Forest engine room and wing-backs

Djed Spence could start but he might be played in an unfamiliar position at left wing-back tomorrow.

Jack Colback could get a rest and Richie Laryea could come in for his full debut with the play-offs in mind.

If Forest end up playing Middlesbrough over two legs, Laryea could come to the fore with Spence ineligible.

In midfield, James Garner might be in line for a rest too with Cafu coming into the team partner Ryan Yates.

Leading the Forest line

Forest have some problems in attack and it could be a case of needs must for the Reds today.

Sam Surridge is currently the only striker fit enough to play and as a result, he might come out of the firing line for a rest.

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Alex Mighten came on through the middle last week and scored so he could start through the middle today.

Elsewhere, Brennan Johnson looks likely to start. However, Joe Lolley could be in line for a start at the expense of Philip Zinckernagel.

Here is how today’s team might look:

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