Confirmed Nottingham Forest v QPR line-ups: Gardner starts, recently-signed Jokic on bench

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Here is how Nottingham Forest and QPR will line up for today's FA Cup clash.

Nottingham Forest starting XI: De Vries, Cohen, Hobbs, Wilson, Mancienne, O.Burke, Osborn, Tesche, Gardner, Ward, Blackstock.

Nottingham Forest substitutes: Evtimov, Lichaj, Jokic, Lansbury, Mendes, C.Burke, Walker.

Queens Park Rangers starting XI: Lumley, Onuoha, Hall, Hill, Angella, Emmanuel-Thomas, Gladwin, Luongo, Toszer, Doughty, Mackie

Queens Park Rangers substitutes: Brzozowski, Chery, Faurlin, Petrasso, Polter, Hoilett, Perch.

Nottingham Forest and Queens Park Rangers lock horns in the FA Cup this afternoon, with a place in the fourth round up for grabs.

Forest enter the game having put together an eight-game unbeaten run, though five of their last six games have ended in draws, leading to manager Dougie Freedman hitting the transfer market this week.

Midfielder Gary Gardner, who had a loan spell with the club last year, has rejoined on loan from Aston Villa this week, and is handed an immediate start in the Forest midfield.

Fellow new arrival Bojan Jokic, who has signed on loan from Villarreal, is left on the bench, alongside the likes of Eric Lichaj, Henri Lansbury and Ryan Mendes.

Meanwhile, QPR will be hoping to avenge their 2-1 loss to Forest from way back in September, with new manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink still searching for his first win as R's boss.

Hasselbaink has today handed a start to goalkeeper Joe Lumley, whilst ex-Nottingham Forest man Jamie Mackie returns to face his former club this afternoon.

Another former Forest man, James Perch, is on the bench for QPR, as are Junior Hoilett, Tjaronn Chery and Alejandro Faurlin, with Hasselbaink hoping to finally land his first victory.

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