Nottingham Forest will be hoping for another positive pre-season performance as they prepare to take on Northampton Town at Sixfields this evening.
The Reds have enjoyed a positive pre-season so far, winning against Alfreton Town and Port Vale as they look to build fitness ahead of the forthcoming campaign.
On Saturday, goals from Alex Mighten and Jack Colback secured a 2-0 win behind closed doors at Vale Park, with the likes of Joao Carvalho, Loic Mbe Soh and Ryan Yates also featuring.
Tonight, around 1,000 Forest fans will travel to Sixfields as the Reds take on another League Two side in Northampton in their third pre-season friendly.
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After a number of players missed out at the weekend, it is likely that those players will feature tonight, giving us a clue as to what the team could be.
As revealed in his post-match press conference on Saturday, though, Hughton will be without Tobias Figueiredo, who is expected to be back in training early this week, with Tyler Blackett also in a similar position.
But there is likely to be another appearance for Brennan Johnson, who missed out against Vale due to fitness reasons.
Joe Worrall is also likely to make his first pre-season appearances having missed out against Alfreton and Vale, despite speculation linking him with a move away from the City Ground.
Forest’s only summer signing to date, Ethan Horvath, travelled with the squad to Vale Park as he continues to settle in following his recent move to Trentside.
After Brice Samba and Jordan Smith both played 45 minutes each at the weekend, Horvath is likely to get his first minutes for the club this evening.