By Will Butcher

Philippe Montanier is set to make three changes to the Nottingham Forest side that conceded a late equaliser to lose 2-1 to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Forest must make do without star player Henri Lansbury on Tuesday night against Fulham, as the former Arsenal man is ruled out through suspension after picking up five yellow cards.

He could be replaced in midfield by Portuguese star Hildeberto Pereira, who was impressive when coming on in midfield against Aston Villa and has since been played at right-back by Montanier.

Pajtim Kasami, Danny Fox and Damien Perquis could all return to the starting line up as Montanier looks to surprise Fulham.


Pereira, who is currently on loan from Portuguese giants Benfica, could partner Kasami in midfield as Montanier looks to replace Lansbury’s goalscoring threat.

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Former Real Sociedad boss Montanier will be hoping attacking midfielder Kasami can come back to haunt his old club.

USA international Eric Lichaj could replace Pereira at right-back, meaning left-footer Fox is likely to replace the former Aston Villa man on the left side of defence.

Another change is expected in the back four for Forest, as they aim to plug a leak that has seen them concede 12 goals in five games. Previously injured Perquis is expected to return in defence after recovering from a groin injury.

The French-born defender, who has 14 caps for Poland, is likely to replace commanding defender Matt Mills at the back alongside Michael Mancienne.

Forest will be looking to end their run of three straight defeats with a win against struggling Fulham, who were trounced 4-0 by Bristol City on Saturday.

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