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If Nottingham Forest find themselves in this sticky situation after 70 mins – Karanka must deploy this plan

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Nottingham Forest take on Hull City this weekend in a game that should be entertaining in the Championship.

The Reds and the Tigers have not had the seasons they would have liked but it’s Forest who should at least be happier with how things stand at the moment.

Sure, a play-off challenge is looking pretty unlikely now but they have Aitor Karanka in charge and he’ll be aiming to get them promoted next season.

Against a Hull side that can only attack, though, they might be under threat with their defensive issues in mind and so it is feasible that Forest find themselves behind with 20 minutes to go.

In our latest What If? feature here on Football League World, then, we’re looking at the changes Karanka would have to make.

First of all, he’d need to change his 4-1-4-1 into a more attacking 4-2-3-1 in order to get back into the game.

You’d also expect to see personnel changes, too, and we think that Ashkan Dejagah would come on for Adelene Guedioura to add a bit more risk to Forest’s play.

Meanwhile, Kieran Dowell would have to drop deeper to provide balance but still a more attacking intent in the middle of the pitch as Matty Cash comes in behind Ben Brereton.

It would certainly be an attacking shift in style for Forest but if they do end up behind against the Tigers it’s something they’re going to have to do:

Thoughts, Forest fans? Let us know below!

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