Nottingham Forest v Burton Albion line-ups: Montanier picks five youth graduates, Kasami on bench

General view inside the City Ground

Nottingham Forest take on Burton Albion this afternoon...

Nottingham Forest starting line-up: de Vries, Pereira, Lam, Mills, Iacovitti; Burke, Grant, Cash, Osborn, Lansbury; Assombalonga.

Nottingham Forest substitutes: Henderson, Lichaj, Veldwijk, Kasami, Vaughan, Perquis, Vellios.

Burton Albion starting line-up: McLaughlin; Mousinho, McFadzean, Turner; Flanagan, Williamson, Choudhury, Palmer, Dyer; O'Grady, Akins.

Burton Albion substitutes: Beavon, Butcher, Bywater, McCrory, Naylor, Edwards, Harness.

Nottingham Forest open their league season by hosting newly-promoted Burton Albion at the City Ground, with both sides looking for wins to start their campaign.

Forest have been busy in the transfer market of late, but new manager Philippe Montanier has actually gone with five graduates of the club's academy in his starting line-up today.

Defender Alex Iacovitti, as well as midfielders Oliver Burke, Jorge Grant, Matty Cash and Ben Osborn all start in a youthful Forest side this afternoon.

Established stars Matt Mills, Henri Lansbury and Britt Assombalonga all start too, as do summer signings Hildeberto Pereira and Thomas Lam.

Other summer signings Stephen Henderson, Damien Perquis and Apostolos Vellios are on the bench, as is Swiss midfielder Pajtim Kasami, who joined the club from Olympiacos earlier this week.

Newly-promoted Burton are expected to struggle, but manager Nigel Clough - a former Forest player and son of ex-Forest boss Brian Clough - returns to the City Ground in search of three points.

Clough has gone with a back three of John Mousinho, Ben Turner and Kyle McFadzean, whilst former Forest striker Chris O'Grady starts in attack alongside Lucas Akins.

Championship veterans Lloyd Dyer and Lee Williams start, whilst notable names on the bench include ex-West Ham goalkeeper Stephen Bywater and former Preston striker Stuart Beavon.

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