Confirmed: Nottingham Forest line-up v Walsall

Here is the side Dougie Freedman has selected for Nottingham Forest's game this evening.

Nottingham Forest: De Vries, Lichaj, Wilson (c), Hobbs, Fox, Ward, Mancienne, Vaughan, C Burke, Paterson, Walker

Subs: Evtimov, Mills, Lansbury, Antonio, Blackstock, O Burke, Grant

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman will be keen for his team to quickly banish the memory of opening day defeat in the Championship at the hands of Brighton.

Freedman has the chance to make a few changes and mix things up for this game, getting some youngsters into the line-up and resting other players ahead of the game against Rotherham this weekend.

It’s Forest’s first home game of the new season and therefore, it’s important that the club tries to give the fans some entertaining football to savour and talk about.

Walsall will be the underdogs for the game and they avoided defeat in their opening match of the season, securing a 1-1 draw at home against Oldham.

They have nothing to lose heading into this game and can take an aggressive approach to the contest as they look to make an impression and cause an upset.

They’ll have to defend well because there will be periods of the game where they are under real pressure as Forest look to control the game.

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