Nottingham Forest v Derby predicted lineups and match preview

Nottingham Forest host rivals Derby County in the Championship tonight.

To be played on Friday 6th November 2015 at 19:30. Venue: City Ground, Nottingham

Odds: Forest 11/5, Draw 11/5, Derby 23/20

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman is feeling the pressure as he enters in to the big East Midlands derby against Derby County.

Forest have gone eight games without a win following Tuesday's 1-0 defeat at Preston, and with five defeats in that winless run, the pressure is certainly on manager Freedman.

Freedman's men have scored just four goals in the last eight games, but will be boosted by the return of star midfielder Henri Lansbury, whilst David Vaughan is also likely to start the game.

Meanwhile, opponents Derby are flying right now having taken 26 points from the last ten games, dropping only four points as Paul Clement's side finally settle down this season.

Clement can welcome back former Forest loanee Thomas Ince to his ranks this weekend, but whether the starts remains to be seen, given the fine form of Andreas Weimann and Johnny Russell.

George Thorne returns from suspension though, and he is likely to start, whilst Stephen Warnock should play at left back, with Craig Forsyth now ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Forest predicted lineup

  • Dorus de Vries
  • Jack Hobbs
  • Eric Lichaj
  • Matt Mills
  • Daniel Pinillos
  • Henri Lansbury
  • Ben Osborn
  • Ryan Mendes
  • David Vaughan
  • Jamie Ward
  • Nélson Oliveira

Derby predicted lineup

  • Scott Carson
  • Cyrus Christie
  • Richard Keogh
  • Jason Shackell
  • Stephen Warnock
  • Jacob Butterfield
  • Bradley Johnson
  • George Thorne
  • Chris Martin
  • Johnny Russell
  • Andreas Weimann

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