In a somewhat surprising and daring move, Forest will line up without a traditional centre forward. Instead it looks like, rather unsurprisingly, Forest will rely on a solid defensive formation and hope to catch the home team out with raw pace on the counter attack - hence Ward and Burke's inclusion.
Jack Hobbs comes in at the back too to bolster the defence with Michael Mancienne probably shuffling forward a few yards into a deep lying midfield position.
Forest have a dismal record at the Riverside - they've never won there - and so frankly, anything's worth a try.
#NFFC v Middlesbrough: De Vries, Lichaj, Hobbs, Mills (c), Jokic, Mancienne, Gardner, Tesche, Osborn, O.Burke, Ward— Nottingham Forest FC (@Official_NFFC) January 23, 2016