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34-y/o starts: The predicted Nottingham Forest XI to face Derby on Saturday

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Nottingham Forest will be looking to inflict more pain and misery on their arch rivals this weekend as Derby County visit the City Ground in the Sky Bet Championship. 

The Reds have seen their form pick up heading into this highly anticipated game and have picked up two 1-0 wins on the spin against Arsenal and Millwall respectively.

A victory for Steve Cooper’s men on home turf could see them close the gap on the play-off places in the second tier to just two points if other results go their way across the division.

They face a Derby side who are also on a high despite their off field issues, with the Rams having beaten Sheffield United 2-0 in their last league outing.

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Here we take you through our predicted Nottingham Forest starting eleven for tomorrow’s East Midlands derby.

Brice Samba will once again be between the sticks as he seeks to keep a third clean sheet in a row after achieving shut outs against both Arsenal and Millwall.

In defence Scott McKenna will line up alongside the likes of Steve Cook and Joe Worrall, with the trio having developed a great understanding as a back three in recent games.

Djed Spence and Jack Colback will again act as the attacking wing backs as they seek to offer good outlets on the flanks when the Reds are in possession.

In central midfield James Garner and Ryan Yates will provide the energy that keeps the engine room ticking as they seek to win their key battles in this highly charged clash between the two rivals.

Brennan Johnson will be given a free role in behind Lewis Grabban and Keinan Davis, with the front three having operated well as a unit since being put together in recent matches by Cooper as part of this winning run.


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