Nottingham Forest face Leicester City this evening looking to end a run of four successive defeats.

The Reds were beaten at home by Bournemouth and Fulham in their last two games and they must stop the rot.

Forest now have a chance to claim an important three points when they face a Leicester side in hopeless form.

Brendan Rodgers has seen his team lose six on the trot and his job is thought to be hanging in the balance.

Ahead of tonight’s game, we predict how Cooper will line his team up but also take a look at the team he should experiment with.

Forest predicted XI

The Forest rearguard

Dean Henderson will start in goal for the Reds this evening.

It seems unlikely that Steve Cooper will move away from his favoured back three.

Forest predicted
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As a result, Loic Bade could start in place of Scott McKenna who is struggling with an injury problem.

Alongside him, Willy Boly and Joe Worrall should keep their places.

The Forest engine room and wing-backs

Orel Mangala remains sidelines so it will likely be Lewis O’Brien who gets the nod to play alongside Ryan Yates.

The former Huddersfield man was brilliant after coming off the bench against Fulham and he deserves a start.

There are unlikely to be any changes at wing-back, with Neco Williams and Renan Lodi likely to keep their places.

Leading the Forest line

Brennan Johnson looks likely to keep his place but Morgan Gibbs-White looks to be injured.

As a result, Jesse Lingard could get the nod to start the contest.

Taiwo Awoniyi scored against Fulham and he looks set to keep his place as the main centre-forward.

Here is the Forest team could look against Leicester:

The Forest team Cooper must consider experimenting with

Forest were brilliant last season adopting Cooper’s trusted 3-4-3 system but it’s not quite worked just yet.

The Reds have to consider closing up the midfield and an extra body in there could be ideal for the East Midland clash.

A flat back four also has to be worth considering, with central defensive options hardly doing a lot to excite.

Here is how Cooper could consider experimenting tonight:

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