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After two games without a win, Forest will be looking to return to winning ways when they host 19th place Middlesbrough on Tuesday night.

Forest were left with a familiar feeling on Friday night as they were ruing missed chances in their 2-2 draw with Millwall.

A 93rd minute Aidan O’Brien goal salvaged a point for Millwall, which will be seen as two points dropped after Lewis Grabban gave them the go-ahead goal in the 88th minute.

Speaking yesterday, Forest Boss Sabri Lamouchi admitted his side must be more prolific in taking their chances in front of goal.

“We need to take the game to them. Against Cardiff we were wasteful with our chances, and we must improve against MidDlesbrough tomorrow night.”

Sabri lamouchi, Nottingham forest manager

Nonetheless, a win is expected for Nottingham against a Boro team who are yet to win away, flirting with the relegation zone.

Boro claimed a morale boosting 1-0 win over bottom-half rivals Charlton to ease pressure upon themselves.

In this fixture last season, a Joe Lolley brace guided Forest to a 3-0 win in their penultimate home game of the 18/19 season.

Forest have won 4 of their previous 5 fixtures against Middlesbrough.

This is the first time since 1993 Boro and Forest have contested a December game, with the score 1-1.

Middlesbrough have won just two of their last 22 visits to the City Ground.

With only 3 points separating Forest in 5th and Swansea in 11th, the home side know they must pick up the win if they want to continue leading the play-off race.

The Boro game is the first of a home double-header with Sheffield Wednesday travelling to Nottingham on Saturday for the 3 o’clock kick off.