Wholesale changes? Predicted Nottingham Forest lineup to face Fulham

Nottingham Forest’s Interim manager Gary Brazil

Nottingham Forest were comprehensively beaten in their last outing.

Nottingham Forest’s Interim manager Gary BrazilNottingham Forest’s interim manager Gary Brazil

Fresh from Saturday's 5-1 defeat to Norwich City, Nottingham Forest are gearing up for another difficult away trip to Fulham this evening.

Will Gary Brazil give his side the benefit of the doubt at Craven Cottage, or can wholesale changes be expected?

Here's how we suspect Forest to look in the capital:

Goalkeeper: Vladimir Stojkovic

Replacing the injured Stephen Henderson is one of two enforced decision's for Brazil's, who has Stojkovic and Jordan Smith on standby with Dimitar Evtimov also sidelined. The veteran Slovenian should get the nod if fit.

Defenders: Hildeberto Pereira, Jack Hobbs, Matt Mills, Daniel Pinillos

Eric Lichaj will also miss out due to suspension, with Pereira or Michael Mancienne likely to replace him - albeit fitness-providing in the latter's case. Mancienne could also partner Hobbs at the back, though Mills is perhaps closer to a return. Danny Fox should play if not, despite the anticipated inclusion of Anel Ahmedhodzic in the Reds' travelling party.

Midfielders: Jamie Ward, Matty Cash, David Vaughan, Ben Osborn

Aaron Tshibola's debut performance did not warrant Cash's exclusion and the Forest academy graduate should return in the Aston Villa man's place. Ward, Vaughan and Osborn are expected to survive, while fellow new recruits Joao Teixeira and Gboly Ariyibi could make their maiden appearances in Brazil's 18.

Norwich's Josh Murphy in action with Nottingham Forest's Aaron Tshibola and  Danny FoxNorwich's Josh Murphy in action with Nottingham Forest's Aaron Tshibola and Danny Fox

Forwards: Ross McCormack, Britt Assombalonga

McCormack's goal after coming off the bench on Saturday has given Brazil food for thought, and Forest's interim boss could be tempted to start the Scot against his old side - in which case Zach Clough is likely to drop out.

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