Coventry City boss Mark Robins will be hoping his side can re-find a winning formula on Tuesday evening, as he prepares his side to host fellow struggling side Nottingham Forest.
The Sky Blues' draw away at Birmingham City further added to their recent inconsistent form. Their last five games see a total of two wins, two defeats and a draw (which came in the form of a confusing away game at their temporary home ground). Coventry boss Robins will want to start to put together a run of form that will see them rise away from the ever dangerous clutches of the relegation places.
Sitting perilously in 21st, Chris Hughton's Forest need to start picking up maximum points from games, after their goalless, weekend draw against Barnsley saw them fall to within just three points of the EFL Championship drop zone.
It was Forest who took all three points last time out, as a 97th minute Lyle Taylor penalty ensured a dramatic 2-1 win on a dark, City Ground evening.
Ahead of Tuesday's clash at St Andrews, Coventry will be without lively wing-back Fankaty Dabo, who could miss anything between a month up to three months with a muscle tear injury. Former Forest striker Tyler Walker will also be missing for Coventry as he continues to step up his training as he returns from a long term injury. Two players who have returned to full fitness are 'keeper Marko Marosi and defender Michael Rose.
As for Forest, they will continue to be without a number of first team players ahead of their journey to the West Midlands. Jack Colback, Ryan Yates and Harry Arter are definitely ruled out. Whilst injuries to both Scott McKenna and Samba Sow will continue to be assessed. Forest's left back Yuri Ribeiro will also be unavailable for selection, as he sits out his third and final match ban, following his red card against Middlesbrough. New loan arrival, James Garner, could be set to debut as Forest hope the Manchester United loanee is able to solve the mini injury crisis in central midfield.
Coventry City: (4-4-2)
Wilson; Pask; Ostigard; Hyam; McCallum; Sheaf; James; Hamer; O’Hare; Biamou; Gyokeres.
Nottingham Forest: (4-2-3-1)
Samba; Christie; Figueiredo; Worrall; Bong; Garner; Cafu; Knockaert; Krovinivic; Ameobi; Grabban.
Ones to watch
Influential midfield maestro Callum O'Hare bagged in the reverse fixture between these two sides and the creative player will be hoping to be an influence again as his side look to bounce back to winning ways. The Aston Villa academy product has scored two and registered two assists this season, numbers he'll be hoping to improve on. And he'll be going into Tuesday's encounter in full confidence having beaten Reds' 'keeper Brice Samba already this campaign.
Having made his debut on Saturday, Filip Krovinivic will want to build on what was an impressive first display. The man on loan from Benfica created a load of promising opportunities for his side that would have made the difference, were it not for wasteful finishing. Forest have lacked a real creative spark all season, someone to make something out of nothing. After just one game it is impossible to tell but the early signs are promising that in Krovinivic, the Reds may have found their man to start regularly supplying their so often starved front men.
How to watch
As this is a rearranged game, due to Forest's involvement in the FA Cup fourth round, the only way to watch this game is through the club's and the EFL's official iFollow service.