Confirmed: Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth lineups

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Here are the confirmed teams for Nottingham Forest v Bournemouth in the Championship.

Nottingham Forest will be looking to close the gap on Wolves above them in the Championship table and make it four wins from five under Dougie Freedman this evening. However, it won’t be easy because they’re facing one of the teams in the hunt for automatic promotion into the Premier League. Freedman will be fully aware of the threat the Cherries pose to his defence because they’re 15 goals worse off in terms of their attack when compared with their opponents this evening.

Eddie Howe’s message to Bournemouth will be to put any form of win on the board, which will help to restore some of the confidence in his team. A couple of weeks ago, the Cherries were right at the top of the table, but they have now slipped down to fourth place, which shows how competitive the division is. A win this evening puts Bournemouth onto 62 points and one point behind Middlesbrough, who currently hold the second automatic promotion spot. The main aim for this team before the end of the season will be to have things in their own hands and avoid the lottery of the play-offs.

Forest lineup

Starting:

  • Karl Darlow
  • Danny Collins
  • Daniel Fox
  • Jamaal Lascelles
  • Eric Lichaj
  • Michail Antonio
  • Chris Burke
  • Gary Gardner
  • Henri Lansbury
  • Ben Osborn
  • Dexter Blackstock

Substitutes: Dorus de Vries, Michael Mancienne, Kelvin Wilson, David Vaughan, Lars Veldwijk, Matty Fryatt, Jamie Paterson.

Bournemouth lineup

Starting:

  • Artur Boruc
  • Steve Cook
  • Tommy Elphick
  • Simon Francis
  • Adam Smith
  • Ryan Fraser
  • Shaun MacDonald
  • Matt Ritchie
  • Andrew Surman
  • Brett Pitman
  • Callum Wilson

Substitutes: Lee Camp, Charlie Daniels, Elliott Ward, Dan Gosling, Marc Pugh, Junior Stanislas, Tokelo Rantie.

Forest injury news

Britt Assombalonga out - Knee

Chris Cohen out - Knee

Andy Reid out - Groin

Bournemouth injury news

Matt Ritchie questionable - Leg

Harry Arter out - Suspended

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