Confirmed: Nottingham Forest and Birmingham line-ups

City Ground

Here is how Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City will line up for tonight’s match:

Nottingham Forest starting XI: De Vries, Lichaj, Mills, Mancienne, Jokic, Mendes, Vaughan, Tesche, Osborn, O'Grady, Oliveira

Birmingham City starting XI: Kuszczak, Caddis, Morrison, Robinson, Grounds, Gleeson, Kieftenbeld, Davis, Maghoma, Toral, Donaldson

Nottingham Forest welcome Birmingham City to the City ground this evening for their latest championship encounter.

The two sides were involved in FA Cup third round action at the weekend, with Forest defeating Queens Park Rangers 1-0 and Birmingham narrowly losing 2-1 to Premier League side Bournemouth.

Now it is back to league action, with Forest currently 14th in the table and Birmingham eighth, and although eight points separate the two teams as things stand, a victory for the hosts could see them move back into the top half of the table.

Birmingham have a fine recent record against Forest, winning three of their last four encounters in the league.

However, Forest are the best side in the division at recovering from a losing position so it could take two goals at least to ensure Blues head home with all three points.

An intriguing encounter, this one really could go either way…

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