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Burke and Ward start for Forest at Middlesbrough

The teams have been announced for Forest's game at the Riverside.

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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.