Confirmed: Nottingham Forest v Rotherham line-ups

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Here are the confirmed teams for Nottingham Forest against Rotherham this evening.

Nottingham Forest are the favourites heading into the game against Rotherham this evening, due to their good form under Dougie Freedman. Freedman wants his side to play with freedom and without any pressure over the rest of the campaign. The boss has always played down the side’s play-off chances, which gives a bit more confidence to the players and encourages them to take a few more risks. A victory for Forest won’t change their league position, but puts them a bit closer to the top eight.

Rotherham are fighting away at the wrong end of the table, but have a small cushion just above the bottom three. They are under real pressure and will likely play with a more direct style, as they look to take advantage of small weaknesses in the Forest backline. Steve Evans’ side need a tight start and to keep a clean sheet over the course of the game, which puts the pressure back onto the home team, encouraging them to take more risks, which should create more space for the visitors to exploit.

Forest lineup

Starting:

  • Karl Darlow
  • Jamaal Lascelles
  • Eric Lichaj
  • Michael Mancienne
  • Kelvin Wilson
  • Michail Antonio
  • Chris Burke
  • Gary Gardner
  • Henri Lansbury
  • Ben Osborn
  • Dexter Blackstock

Substitutes: Dimitar Evtimov, Danny Collins, Daniel Fox, David Vaughan, Modou Barrow, Jamie Paterson, Tyler Walker.

Rotherham lineup

Starting:

  • Adam Collin
  • Kirk Broadfoot
  • Jack Hunt
  • Daniel Lafferty
  • Farrend Rawson
  • Kári Arnason
  • Lee Frecklington
  • Ben Pringle
  • Matt Derbyshire
  • Conor Sammon

Substitutes: Tony Thompson, Craig Morgan, Frazer Richardson, Paul Green, Adam Hammill, Robert Milsom, Jordan Bowery.

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