The Rams will head into the game at the iPro Stadium on the back of a disappointing 3-3 draw with Rotherham United away from home.
Derby find themselves fifth in the league table at the moment with 61 points from 37 matches.
Meanwhile, Forest are currently 14th in Championship table with 46 points from 37 games.
The Reds are struggling for win at the moment and will head into the match against Derby on a back of a 1-1 draw with promotion contenders Hull City away from home at the KC Stadium.
This game promises to be an exciting one and should be a feisty affair.
Derby are looking to cement their place in the top six of the Championship, while Forest will be aiming to finish the season in the top 10.
This is how Derby and Forest will line up for the Championship match at the iPro Stadium:
Derby County XI: Carson, Bryson, Keogh (C), Hendrick, Martin, Shackell, Johnson, Ince, Hanson, Olsson, Thorne
Subs: Grant, Buxton, Christie, Butterfield, Weimann, Russell, Bent
Nottingham Forest XI: De Vries, Lichaj, Mancienne, Mills (c), Jokic, Mendes, Cohen, Gardner, Vaughan, Osborn, Macheda
Subs: Evtimov, Wilson, Fox, Ward, Blackstock, Tesche, O.Burke