Confirmed Nottingham Forest v Preston line-ups: O'Grady starts, Garner faces former club

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Here is how Nottingham Forest and Preston will line up this evening.

Nottingham Forest starting XI: De Vries; Lichaj, Mancienne, Mills, Cohen; Mendes, Gardner, Tesche, Osborn; O'Grady, Oliveira.

Nottingham Forest substitutes: Evtimov, Jokic, Wilson, Vaughan, Grant, McDonagh, Petravicius.

Preston North End starting XI: Lindegaard; Woods, Clarke, Huntington, Wright, Cunningham; Pearson, Gallagher, Johnson; Reach, Garner.

Preston North End substitutes: Kirkland, Vermijl, Smith, Welsh, Robinson, Doyle, Hugill.

Nottingham Forest will be hoping to bounce back from Saturday's 1-0 defeat away at Ipswich Town as they face Preston North End this evening.

Dougie Freedman's men have now lost four games in a row, scoring just once in that spell of poor results as Forest struggle to find the back of the net.

Freedman does though hand a start to physical striker Chris O'Grady this evening, as the 30-year-old forward plays for the first time since the 26th of January this evening.

Chris Cohen starts at left back, whilst Gary Gardner and Robert Tesche start in midfield, with David Vaughan on the bench alongside former Preston defender Kelvin Wilson.

Meanwhile, North End have lost just once in the last seven Championship games, and recorded an impressive 0-0 draw against on Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday afternoon.

Manager Simon Grayson is able to bring goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard back into the side after an illness kept him out against Brighton, whilst January signing Ben Pearson replaces the injured Alan Browne in midfield.

Ex-Forest striker Joe Garner leads the line, and will be hoping to haunt his former club this evening, whilst Aston Villa loanee Callum Robinson is a substitute tonight.

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