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Nottingham Forest team news: New duo could debut at Birmingham

Nottingham Forest continue their quest for promotion back to the Premier League with a clash at Birmingham City on Saturday afternoon, where they could utilise two debutants, according to their official website.

The Reds will head to St Andrews in buoyant mood after their win away to Brentford in midweek, and if they can leave Warwickshire with the three points they will be sitting nicely, ahead of a huge clash with Leeds United next weekend.

Forest could move into the top two if they come out on top against Birmingham, were West Bromwich Albion to lose to Luton Town, so the visitors are certainly not going to lack for motivation in the second city.

Sabri Lamouchi has got his Reds side playing some nice stuff at the minute, and he was afforded the luxury of bringing a couple of players to the City Ground in the final week of the transfer window, and both could make their debuts at St Andrews.

Nuno Da Costa and Gaetan Bong were both brought into the Forest ranks, and they are available to feature against the Blues, which will be a further boost to their French boss.

Lamouchi is said to have no fresh injuries for the clash at Birmingham, although he will be forced into making at least one change to his 18, as Albert Adomah left to join Cardiff City on loan for the remainder of the season on deadline day.

Tyler Walker has been recalled from his loan spell at Lincoln City, and the forward will be battling with Da Costa for any vacant positions up front, while another January recruit, Adama Diakhaby, will be looking to start the game too.

Forest head across the midlands in good form, having not lost any of their last seven league matches, a run they will hope to continue in Birmingham.

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