Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper has named his team to play Sheffield United in this afternoon’s huge Championship playoff clash, as per the club’s official Twitter account.

The full match squad is as follows:

Nottingham Forest starting XI: Samba; Worrall, Cook, McKenna; Spence, Yates, Garner, Colback; Zinckernagel, Johnson, Surridge.

Nottingham Forest substitutes: Horvath, Figueiredo, Davis, Laryea, Mighten, Cafu, Lolley.

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Forest couldn’t quite win automatic promotion having just fallen short against Bournemouth.

The playoffs were secured a while ago though and Cooper is looking to complete a quite extraordinary job.

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Forest were struggling near the bottom of the Championship table when Cooper took over – now they’re potentially three games away from the Premier League.

With just two defeats in the last 17 league games of the season, Forest are a major threat in the playoffs.

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Sheffield United are a major threat though. The Blades won their last three Championship games, conceding just one goal in the process.

They even hammered league champions Fulham 4-0 on the final day of the season.

Today’s first leg is at Bramall Lane before Forest take the tie back to the City Ground on Tuesday night – and both sides will be desperate for a positive start.

Broadcast details

Today’s game will be shown live on Sky Sports with coverage starting at 2:45pm, just 15 minutes before kick off.

BBC Radio Nottingham will also be offering live commentary of the game on the usual frequencies.

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