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Still only sitting two points inside the top six, Forest head coach Steve Cooper would almost certainly accept a playoff spot if it was offered to him and his team right now.
However, trailing second-placed Bournemouth by eight points with eight matches remaining, and with the two teams still to face each other, there is scope for Forest to remain in the automatic promotion hunt.
A nine-match unbeaten streak in the Championship has featured six wins and three draws, the latest success coming on Wednesday as Forest got the better of Coventry City by a 2-0 scoreline.
Brennan Johnson continued his hot streak during that fixture, the Wales international having now contributed four goals and an assist during his last three league games.
Forest’s backline has been equally impressive, the East Midlands outfit conceding just three times in seven matches to hold the third-best defensive record in the division.
While Cooper has recently spoken about wanting to maintain momentum, a quick turnaround means that changes to his Forest XI are a possibility.
Joe Lolley and Sam Surridge are most likely to come into the final third, while Cafu may get a run out in the centre of the pitch.
James Garner could be handed a rest having played 90 minutes on three occasions since March 29, a run which includes an appearance for England Under-21s.
Taylor Richards and Lukas Jutkiewicz are both pushing for recalls to the Birmingham starting lineup in the absence of Taylor.
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Although he was withdrawn against West Brom, Manchester United loanee Tahith Chong is expected to be passed fit for this contest.
Nottingham Forest possible starting lineup:
Samba; Worrall, Figueiredo, McKenna; Spence, Yates, Cafu, Colback; Zinckernagel; Johnson, Surridge
Birmingham City possible starting lineup:
Etheridge; Colin, Roberts, Gordon; Hernandez, Bacuna, Gardner, Pedersen; Richards, Chong; Hogan