Confirmed: Brentford v Nottingham Forest line-ups

Griggin Park Turnstiles, Brentford

Here are the sides as Brentford host Nottingham Forest this afternoon.

Brentford will consider themselves as the favourites heading into the game against Nottingham Forest this afternoon due to their superior league position. The Bees were well placed to secure at least a play-off place, which will provide them with a chance to compete for a position in the Premier League, which few would have thought possible at the start of the season. The club’s position and form only makes the decision to replace Mark Warburton at the end of this season all the more remarkable.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman will want to see a bit more from his team than they have managed in their last two games, which have both ended in defeat. He’s always promised that Forest fans will see nothing but commitment from his team and this match will be no different. The top six looks a little too far away for the side to have a say in the play-off situation and the players may thrive if they feel they are under a little less pressure, which gives them more of a licence to get onto the front foot and attack.

Brentford lineup

Starting:

  • David Button
  • Jake Bidwell
  • Harlee Dean
  • James Tarkowski
  • Stuart Dallas
  • Toumani Diagouraga
  • Jota
  • Alan Judge
  • Moses Odubajo
  • Alex Pritchard
  • Andre Gray

Substitutes: Jack Bonham, Tony Craig, Jonathan Douglas, Alan McCormack, Jon-Miquel Toral, Tommy Smith.

Forest lineup

Starting:

  • Karl Darlow
  • Daniel Fox
  • Jack Hobbs
  • Eric Lichaj
  • Michael Mancienne
  • Kelvin Wilson
  • Michail Antonio
  • Chris Burke
  • Henri Lansbury
  • David Vaughan
  • Chuba Akpom

Substitutes: Dimitar Evtimov, Todd Kane, Jamaal Lascelles, Ben Osborn, Jamie Paterson, Tyler Walker.

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