Close this search box.

Nottingham Forest team news and predicted XI vs West Ham

All the latest from the City Ground ahead of a relegation six pointer

Nottingham Forest face another relegation six-pointer as they travel to London to take on West Ham in a battle at the bottom. Should Steve Cooper’s side emerge victorious, reports suggest that his opposite number David Moyes could face the sack, with his side currently in the relegation zone and a point from safety.

With just one defeat in their last six games and an excellent draw with Manchester City, Forest come into the game in high spirits and playing their best football of this Premier League season. Another three points could see them move up to 12th, and take them eight points clear of the relegation zone.

Here’s how we expect Cooper’s side to line up, and the latest team news from the City ground.

📰 Table Of Contents

Predicted XI

Team News

Both Scott McKenna and Willy Boly remain sidelined after picking up injuries in the 2-0 defeat to Fulham at the beginning of the month, with neither expected to be back before April.

There is still no news on Steve Cook’s registration, with Forest having appealed the recent rejected proposal to allow him back into their Premier League squad after de-registering him in January.

“It got rejected – fingers crossed there is more news this week”, Steve Cooper explained on Monday. Moussa Niakhate has returned to training but is not expected to be match fit again for at least another week.

Forest have just one new injury concern from that game, with right-back Serge Aurier set to miss the clash with the Hammers through a tight calf, which saw him taken off late on against the Cityzens.

“I had to [be substituted] because I felt a little calf pain”, the Ivorian revealed. “I did exams and there will be a return very quickly. I will be unavailable for 10 or 15 days. After analysis, it is an injury related to muscle fatigue.”


Picture of Ben Browning

Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *