Chris Hughton reveals Nottingham Forest squad to face Derby County


Lyle Taylor and Harry Arter entered the starting lineup for Nottingham Forest in the East Midlands derby as boss Chris Hughton honed his lineup.The Reds manager went 4-4-2 for the Derby County clash at City Ground as he made two changes to the starting XI who drew 1-1 with Rotherham United last time around.

Taylor was set to team up with Lewis Grabban up front, while Arter came into midfield as Jack Colback was left out of the squad and Luke Freeman dropped onto the bench.

The five full-backs remained the same for a third successive outing under Hughton, goalkeeper Brice Samba behind a defense of Cyrus Christie at right-back, Nicholas Ioannou on the left and a central duo of Scott McKenna and Tobias Figueiredo.

Arter joined Ryan Yates in the center of midfield, with Sammy Ameobi and Joe Lolley on the flanks, supporting both forwards.

There was a first squad inclusion of the day for Anthony Knockaert, who became Forest’s 14th summer signing when he joined Fulham on loan on the domestic transfer deadline day.

The winger was named to the bench, alongside Freeman, Jordan Smith, Loic Mbe Soh, Carl Jenkinson, Alex Mighten and Samba Sow.

Forest: Samba, Christie, Figueiredo, McKenna, Ioannou, Lolley, Yates, Arter, Ameobi, Grabban, Taylor. Sous-marins: Smith, Mbe Soh, Freeman, Jenkinson, Mighten, Sow, Knockaert.


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