Nottingham Forest will head to Queens Park Rangers tomorrow looking to end their away campaign on a high. The Reds haven’t won on their travels since they beat Hull 2-0 in November.
Martin O’Neill’s men will go into the game in high spirits following Monday’s demolition job on Middlesbrough. Forest won 3-0 courtesy of a Joe Lolley brace and Alex Milosevic’s first goal for the club.
The Reds boss experimented with his team last week and it paid dividends. Although there is little to play for other than pride now, O’Neill may choose to shuffle his pack once more on Saturday.
Ahead of the game Seat Pitch looks at how the team could line-up at Loftus Road.
Goalkeeper and back three
Costel Pantilimon was nothing more than a glorified spectator last weekend and he should keep his place in goal.
O’Neill utilised a back three last weekend but Yohan Benalouane will come back into contention here after serving a one-match ban.
Still, the performances of Molla Wague, Alex Milosevic and Jack Robinson against Boro will probably see them retain their places.
Wing-backs and midfield
O’Neill deployed Matty Cash and Ben Osborn as wing-backs on Monday and it worked wonders. Both should get the nod to start again tomorrow in those positions.
In the middle Ryan Yates and Pele, both looked in decent nick. Jack Colback is suspended so definitely won’t play.
If the boss does look to rotate personnel then Ben Watson, Claudio Yacob and Adlene Guedioura are options available to him.
The Boro game saw Joe Lolley and Joao Carvalho given the license to roam behind Karim Ansarifard.
All three did their jobs well and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them all retain their places against QPR.
Lewis Grabban did look a real goal threat when he came on and he will probably start at Loftus Road. Arvin Appiah and Daryl Murphy will also be available for selection, but will probably be among the substitutes.