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2 Nottingham Forest selection dilemmas Steve Cooper is facing ahead of Huddersfield clash

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After suffering a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Middlesbrough on Boxing Day, Nottingham Forest will be determined to get back to winning ways in the Championship this evening when they face Huddersfield Town at the City Ground.

The Reds will leapfrog the Terriers in the second-tier standings if they seal all three points in-front of their supporters.

Although Forest will be confident in their ability to secure a positive result in this fixture, they cannot afford to underestimate Carlos Corberan’s side as Huddersfield are currently on a four-game unbeaten run in the Championship.

Having witnessed his side fail to step up the mark at the Riverside Stadium, Forest head coach Steve Cooper may decide to make some alterations to his team tonight.

Here, we have decided to take a look at TWO selection dilemmas Cooper is facing ahead of this particular fixture…

Should Xande Silva be handed the chance to impress?

Introduced during the second-half of the Reds’ clash with Middlesbrough, Xande Silva went on to produce an encouraging display in this fixture.

The winger was denied his first Forest goal at the Riverside Stadium as his effort struck the post in the closing stages of the game.

Silva also completed two successful dribbles (as per WhoScored) in this fixture as he illustrated that he is more than capable of making an impact in this particular role.

Although it is unlikely that the 24-year-old will replace Brennan Johnson or Philip Zinckernagel in the club’s starting eleven tonight, he could potentially be utilised as a substitute by Cooper.

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Could Braian Ojeda make a return to the club’s starting eleven?

After featuring for Forest in their clashes with Luton Town and Peterborough United, Braian Ojeda has been forced to watch on from the sidelines in recent weeks due to the presence of James Garner and Ryan Yates.

With the Reds scheduled to play two games in quick succession in the Championship, Cooper may decide to freshen up his midfield tonight.

Whilst Jack Colback is likely to feature at left wing-back against Huddersfield, Ojeda could potentially be handed the chance to impress at the City Ground.

If he is given the nod to feature, the 20-year-old will need to produce an eye-catching performance as there is a great deal of competition for places in this particular position at Forest.


Freelance writer for Football League World. Previously worked for 90min & GiveMeSport.

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