Nottingham Forest will be keen to put a dismal run of form to bed this evening, as they prepare to take on Norwich City at Carrow Road.
The Reds are winless in their last five games and have lost four of those matches, following a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Reading at the Madejski Stadium.
Chris Hughton’s side had aspirations of finishing in the promotion places this term. Instead, they sit 21st in the Championship, and only two points clear of the relegation zone.
Tonight, they take on another genuine promotion contender in Norwich City – Daniel Farke’s side sit top of the Championship, level on points with AFC Bournemouth.
Here, we take a look at the team news and how we expect Forest to line-up at Carrow Road this evening, in what is shaping up to be a must-win game for the Reds.
In order to combat Bournemouth’s attacking threat a fortnight ago, Hughton used a 4-3-3 formation which saw Ryan Yates, Jack Colback and Harry Arter play in midfield.
Yates is suspended and Colback is out injured for tonight’s game, but Cafu and Samba Sow are likely to start in midfield alongside Arter.
There’s also a selection dilemma in defence, too, with Scott McKenna set to miss out through an ankle problem.
Loic Mbe Soh will be desperate to make an impact and feature under Hughton for the very first time tonight, having found game time hard to come by since arriving from PSG.
Having managed to keep a free-scoring Watford side quiet last week, though, we have gone with Tobias Figueiredo to start alongside Joe Worrall tonight. The pair looked to have a good understanding against the Hornets, and performed well alongside each other last season.
Going forward, Sammy Ameobi is likely to come in for Joe Lolley in order to give Forest fresh legs, and Lyle Taylor is set to keep his place up top with Lewis Grabban still out injured.