Confirmed: Nottingham Forest v QPR line-ups - Oliveira stars, Washington included

Forest City Ground

Here is how Nottingham Forest and QPR line up this evening.

Nottingham Forest host QPR in the Championship this evening.

The two teams are facing off in what is a mid-table clash, with a win for either side not able to move the two teams any higher than ninth.

Forest can get into the top 10 with a victory, by moving onto 41 points. Three points for QPR will send them equal on points with Forest, although it will take a large win for them to overcome the gap in goal difference to move ahead of Dougie Freedman’s men.

The two teams met earlier this month, with Forest claiming the win in the third round of the FA Cup. The victory sets them up for a fourth round tie against Watford to be held next weekend.

In terms of recent form, Forest currently lead the way over QPR. Freedman’s men remain undefeated since the end of November, and although they have just five wins out of the last 11 games, they are proving a tough team to beat.

If they can push some of those draws into victories, Forest will become a realistic title contender.

QPR have won just one game since Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was named head coach at the beginning of December, against Rotherham, and enter this tie on the back of a 1-1 draw with Wolves.

Forest lineup

Starting:

  • Dorus de Vries
  • Jack Hobbs
  • Bojan Jokic
  • Eric Lichaj
  • Michael Mancienne
  • Matt Mills
  • Ben Osborn
  • Ryan Mendes
  • Robert Tesche
  • Nélson Oliveira
  • Chris O'Grady

Substitutes: Dimitar Evtimov, Kelvin Wilson, Chris Cohen, Gary Gardner, Oliver Burke, Jamie Ward, Dexter Blackstock.

QPR lineup

Starting:

  • Alex Smithies
  • Grant Hall
  • Paul Konchesky
  • Nedum Onuoha
  • James Perch
  • Alejandro Faurlin
  • Leroy Fer
  • Junior Hoilett
  • Massimo Luongo
  • Matthew Phillips
  • Sebastian Polter

Substitutes: Matt Ingram, Gabriele Angella, Tjaronn Chery, Karl Henry, Daniel Tözsér, Jamie Mackie, Conor Washington.

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