Confirmed Nottingham Forest team to play Wolves in the Carabao Cup
Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper has named his team to face Wolves at the City Ground this evening.
Nottingham Forest XI: Henderson; Aurier, Worrall, Boly, Lodi; Freuler, Yates, Mangala; Johnson, Gibbs-White, Scarpa.
Nottingham Forest substitutes: Hennessey, Cook, Mbe Soh, Colback, O’Brien, Toffolo, Surridge, Dennis, McKenna.
Nottingham Forest v Wolves: What’s the story?
Forest stand 90 minutes away from a two-legged semi-final of the Carabao Cup but must first overcome a rejuvenated Wolves side.
Julen Lopetegui is slowly but surely getting his feet under the table at Molineux and they’re becoming tougher to beat.
Last time out in the Premier League they claimed a decent point at Aston Villa and on Saturday they drew at Anfield in the FA Cup.
Forest boss Steve Cooper expects a response from his team tonight. The Reds were battered 4-1 by Blackpool on Saturday as the boss rang the changes.
With the Carabao Cup now at the quarter-final stage, however, it’s fair to say that the Reds will go for it tonight.
Chances like this don’t come around all too frequently and Cooper will be keen for his team to seize the moment.
Wolves will fancy their chances of progressing to the final four also, however.
They’re a different animal under Lopetegui and both teams will likely have a good go tonight and make this one an entertaining clash.
Forest owe their fans a performance. Saturday wasn’t acceptable and it’s important they go into Saturday’s six-pointer with Leicester in confident spirits.
Tonight’s game looks like being a cracker and it will be fascinating to see how it plays out at the City Ground.
The other quarter-final between Southampton and Manchester City has been chosen for live television coverage. As a result, the game isn’t on the television.
BBC Radio Nottingham is the place to be if you can’t make it to the City Ground. Colin Fray will provide full match commentary on the usual frequencies.