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The Nottingham Forest dilemmas Hughton will be facing ahead of today’s 3pm kick-off v Wycombe



Nottingham Forest will be keen to make it back-to-back league wins this afternoon, as they prepare to take on Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park.

The Reds returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Coventry City in midweek, courtesy of Lewis Grabban and a Michael Rose own-goal.

The task is to make it two wins in the space of five days this afternoon, as Chris Hughton’s men to put further daylight between themselves and the bottom three.

Hughton is slowly but surely starting to get a fine tune out of his side, and they are starting to turn a corner under his tutelage.

One defeat in their last nine league games suggests that, but what dilemmas may be facing him ahead of this afternoon’s clash? Here, we take a look at a couple…

Who plays at left-back?

Gaetan Bong is a player who attracts a lot of criticism from Forest fans on a weekly basis, with the left-back dividing opinions since his arrival last season.

The truth of the matter is, Chris Hughton trusts him. He knows him well having thrived together at Brighton, and after being selected in the last three games, he has barely put a foot wrong.

Bong has taken his chance since coming into the team ahead of Yuri Ribeiro, who was shown a straight red card against Middlesbrough a fortnight ago.

Ribeiro is now back available, but his form was hit and miss slightly before picking up a suspension, so it remains to be seen who starts at left-back this afternoon.

Who starts alongside James Garner?

Garner made a really positive impression in his Forest debut in midweek. The Manchester United loanee looked tidy on the ball, and the sort of midfielder Forest have been missing since Ben Watson’s departure in the summer.

It may only have been one game, but he is likely to be one of the first names on Chris Hughton’s teamsheet between now and the end of the season. The question is, who starts alongside him?

Cafu has had to move into a deeper midfield role in the last couple of games due to injuries to the likes of Ryan Yates, Harry Arter and Samba Sow. Hughton appreciates that this isn’t his most natural position, but it’s a role he has hardly struggled in.

Jack Colback made his return to first-team action in midweek, too, and he will certainly give Hughton food for thought between now and the end of the campaign.

They have a plethora of options in midfield, but it’s up to the manager to decide on the best formula and the best pairing.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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