Confirmed: Nottingham Forest v Watford line-ups

Forest City Ground

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

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman will be hoping his team can react in the right way after defeat to Huddersfield in the team’s last game. The club are in a difficult position because they don’t have a chance of making the top six and they are too far ahead of the scrap at the other end of the table. However, the Scot constantly preaches a message of passion and commitment, which means they won’t go into the game against Watford accepting anything less than a win as a good result. A win for Forest will move them ahead of Blackburn.

Watford are still in the hunt for an automatic promotion place into the Premier League. They are under the greater pressure out of the two teams, though that could work in their favour and cause a refined performance in this game. Watford need to be wary of going all out as they look for a goal, because Forest have several players who can hurt them on the counter attack with the space they leave in behind. A win for Watford could put them into second based on goal difference.

Forest lineup


  • Karl Darlow
  • Jack Hobbs
  • Todd Kane
  • Eric Lichaj
  • Michael Mancienne
  • Kelvin Wilson
  • Michail Antonio
  • Chris Burke
  • Gary Gardner
  • Ben Osborn
  • Chuba Akpom

Substitutes: Dimitar Evtimov, Daniel Fox, Henri Lansbury, David Vaughan, Modou Barrow, Dexter Blackstock, Tyler Walker.

Watford lineup


  • Heurelho Gomes
  • Gabriele Angella
  • Craig Cathcart
  • Matthew Connolly
  • Marco Motta
  • Almen Abdi
  • Adlène Guédioura
  • Ben Watson
  • Ikechi Anya
  • Troy Deeney
  • Odion Ighalo

Substitutes: Jonathan Bond, Tommy Hoban, Miguel Layún, Juan Carlos Paredes, Daniel Tözsér, Gianni Munari, Matej Vydra.

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