CONFIRMED: Nottingham Forest v Blackburn Rovers line-ups - Lansbury on the bench!

Nottingham Forest Stadium Night

Here are the confirmed teams for Nottingham Forest against Blackburn Rovers this afternoon.

Nottingham Forest starting XI: Darlow; Hunt, Mancienne, Wilson, Harding; Burke, Tesche, Vaughan, Antonio; Assombalonga, Fryatt.

Subs: De Vries, Lichaj, Lascelles, Fox, Lansbury, Paterson, Blackstock

Blackburn Rovers starting XI: Steele; Baptiste Hanley, Duffy, Olsson; Tunnicliffe, Williamson, Evans, Cairney, Marshall; Rhodes.

Subs: Eastwood, Henley, Kilgallon, Dunn, Varney, Conway, Gestede

Nottingham Forest will look to finally return to winning ways when they face Blackburn Rovers today.

Stuart Pearce's men got off to a blistering start with 17 points from the first seven games of the season, but have stalled in recent weeks, failing to win in the last six games with five draws and one defeat - their first of the campaign.

They showed fight in midweek though, coming from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw against Watford at Vicarage Road, and after two successive away games, Pearce will be hoping that their first game back at the City Ground in almost three weeks will spur his side on to victory.

They come up against a Blackburn side who have been wildly inconsistent this season, winning five games, drawing four and losing four. Tuesday's 1-0 win over Birmingham City was their first in a month, and Rovers must be hoping that it gives them a huge confidence boost today.

Striker Jordan Rhodes is going through something of a goal drought, but Forest must keep an eye on the Scotland international if they are to come away with three points this afternoon.

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