Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall shouts to his team mates during the first half against Preston.

Nottingham Forest will be hoping for a change in fortunes as they face Burton Albion for just the fourth time in the Sky Bet Championship.

Despite a poor run of form which has seen just one win in the last ten games, Forest hold the advantage over their Staffordshire rivals with two previous victories.

Goals from Barrie McKay and Eric Lichaj secured a 2-0 win at the City Ground earlier in the season whilst a thrilling first ever encounter between the sides finished 4-3, with the Reds taking the spoils.

Aitor Karanka’s side will also be hoping to put an end to their barren run in front of goal, which has seen them fail to find the back of the net in seven of their last eight games.

But the Spaniard has hinted that he will make changes to the side following a 2-0 defeat to relegation threatened Hull City.

Having turned down the chance to manage Forest at the start of the year, Burton manager Nigel Clough will be hoping to get one over on his former side and record his first home win in six months.

His side currently sit bottom of the Championship having not won since New Years Day, but the Brewers will be hoping for a repeat of last season, where a Cauley Woodrow strike secured all three points against Forest.

On loan striker Darren Bent will be hoping to open his goal scoring account for the home side who sit just four points from safety.