Nottingham Forest will be looking to bounce back from their recent defeat to Charlton Athletic when they head to the Hawthorns to face West Bromwich Albion tomorrow.
Despite entering their clash with the Addicks brimming with confidence following their triumph over Leeds United, the Reds delivered an underwhelming display at the City Ground on Tuesday as a first-half strike from Lyle Taylor sealed all three points for the visitors.
Having opted to make a host of changes to his side for this particular fixture, it will be intriguing to see whether Forest manager Sabri Lamouchi decides to alter his starting eleven once again this weekend.
Matty Cash and Yuri Ribeiro could be in line to feature against the Baggies after they were rested for the Reds’ midweek fixture.
Given that Gaetan Bong and Carl Jenkinson ultimately failed to step up to the mark for Forest against Charlton, it would not be at all surprising if they are dropped by Lamouchi.
Samba Sow could return to Forest’s side having missed the Charlton clash due to injury whilst Sammy Ameobi is also making progress in terms of his fitness.
Speaking to the Nottingham Post ahead of the club’s showdown with West Brom about the duo, Lamouchi said: “It’s much better for Samba Sow and Ameobi.”
Whilst Forest will be boosted by the fact that Sow and Ameobi could be available on Saturday, they may have to cope without top-scorer Lewis Grabban.
Currently suffering from a knee injury, the forward faces a race to be fit for the Reds’ trip to the West Midlands.
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Making reference to the 32-year-old, Lamouchi said: “For Grabban, he will make the first and last session tomorrow.
“It’s a big test for him and for us.”
If Grabban isn’t fit enough to feature, Tyler Walker could be tasked with leading the line for Forest against the Championship leaders.
The forward, who was recalled from his loan spell at Lincoln City last month, scored for the Reds in their clash with Leeds last weekend and will be determined to prove his worth to Lamouchi at the Hawthorns.