Nottingham Forest’s play-off hunt was dented last time out after defeat to Aston Villa.
This weekend sees them travel to Portman Road to take on rock-bottom Ipswich Town looking to get their top-six hopes back on track.
Martin O’Neill will be looking to field a team that can make it past the challenge of Paul Lambert’s men who still have not given up hope of pulling off a miraculous escape from the clutches of the bottom three.
A response is needed after a humbling defeat to Villa on Wednesday evening despite taking an early lead.
The defeat left Forest in tenth in the table, three points off the play-off places.
If the tricky Trees want to earn three points this weekend, then this is the XI O’Neill must field in order to do so.
GK: Costel Pantilimon
A firm member of the starting XI, there will be another start for the goalkeeper this weekend.
RB: Tendayi Darikwa
With Sam Byram nearing fitness, now is the time for Darikwa to nail down the right-back spot further.
CB: Yohan Benalouane
Impressive since his arrival on-loan from Leicester he will certainly start once more.
CB: Alexander Milosevic
Will be disappointed with defeat last time out but this weekend provides the perfect opportunity to get back to winning ways.
LB: Ben Osborn
Osborn should receive the nod once more to start at left-back
Impressive in the win over Hull but taken off in the defeat to Villa – a start should be on the cards again this weekend.
CM: Jack Colback
Playing on the left of a three in the middle, Colback should move back into the middle for the trip to Portman Road.
LCM: Ryan Yates
Yates too was in a wider role but expect him to switch to the left of a three against Ipswich this weekend.
RF: Joao Carvalho
The Portuguese attacker should line up in the right of a front three as opposed to a role behind a lone striker last time out.
ST: Leo Bonatini
Should come into the side ahead of Karim Ansarifard who failed to impress in the defeat to Villa.
LF: Joe Lolley
Same as Carvalho, a wider role in a front three will be his role instead of a left-sided attacking midfielder last time out.