LEWIS GRABBAN will return to Nottingham Forest’s starting line-up tomorrow evening, and the former Sunderland striker is determined to keep his fine recent goalscoring run going when he lines up against Middlesbrough.

Grabban was surprisingly dropped to the substitutes’ bench when Forest travelled to Millwall last Friday night, but was thrown on shortly after the hour mark with his side trailing 1-0.

He scored within a minute of his introduction at the New Den, and added a second goal with two minutes remaining as Forest claimed a point from a 2-2 draw.

The brace took the 31-year-old to ten league goals for the season – only four Championship strikers have claimed more – and having scored five goals in his last six outings, he will head into tomorrow’s game in a justifiably confident mood.

“It was good to score and come on and make an impact,” said Grabban, who is expected to replace Spaniard Rafa Mir in tomorrow’s starting side. “I think it gave us a bit more belief, and we were able to perform better in the second half as the first half we weren’t at our best. We just have to do better in the next game.”

Grabban was accompanied on the substitutes’ bench at Millwall by Albert Adomah, and the former Middlesbrough winger will also hope to return to Forest’s starting side tomorrow.

If Adomah is to be promoted to Sabri Lamouchi’s line-up, he could take the place of Sammy Ameobi, another player who has represented Boro in the past.

Lamouchi made a number of changes last Friday, but admitted after the game that he got his selection wrong, with a switch to three centre-halves proving largely unsuccessful. As a result, it would be no surprise to see the Forest boss reverting to a flat back four tomorrow.

“I probably didn’t get it right (at Millwall) because we changed after the break, but the way we started the game wasn’t good,” said Lamouchi. “We will need to work more on that system if we want to use it again. Maybe I was wrong, but I am sure that we can play (that) system with these players. But maybe we need more time to work on it.”

Nottingham Forest (probable, 4-1-4-1): Samba; Cash, Figueiredo, Worrall, Robinson; Watson; Silva, Carvalho, Lolley, Ameobi; Grabban.