Nottingham Forest will be keen to move within two points of the Sky Bet Championship automatic promotion places, as they prepare to take on Reading tonight.
The Reds will know ahead of tonight’s clash at the City Ground that a victory over the Royals will see them climb to third in the Championship, two points off Leeds United in second.
Forest returned to winning ways at the weekend, defeating Luton Town by three goals to one thanks to strikes from Joe Lolley and Lewis Grabban, and they will be eager to make it two wins in the space of four days tonight.
Tonight could see Adama Diakhaby – Forest’s first signing of the January transfer window – make his debut for the Reds, after arriving on loan from Huddersfield on Tuesday afternoon.
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The winger will be keen to make an impression during his time at the City Ground, and look to hit the ground running as he prepares for life under new manager, Sabri Lamouchi.
Having played only on Sunday afternoon, Lamouchi is likely to make changes from the side that beat Luton, but should Diakhaby come in and make his first start for Forest straight away?
Or, should the winger be used as an impact substitute late on, as he continues to learn about his teammates and get up to match sharpness?
That is what Forest fans have been discussing on Twitter recently…
No. Use him off bench for his pace #nffc
— phil Jones (@philJon22056342) January 22, 2020
No. Sub at best tonight for me.
— Paul (@Paul__1865) January 22, 2020
No off bench last twenty when they tiring if Gunter right back he murder him with pace then
— gaz thomas (@GazThomas11) January 22, 2020
No, he doesn't even know his team mates names yet, deffo on the bench tho and a call up if needed.
— Lynn (@elinspain) January 22, 2020
No. But would use him off the bench.
— Phil Coker (@PhillipeC) January 22, 2020