Nottingham Forest are set to welcome back midfield duo Luke Freeman and Ryan Yates for the visit of Rovers this weekend.

Chris Hughton was pleased with his side’s display, but left frustrated by a late goal, as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Swansea City in midweek. There they were without Sheffield United loanee Freeman for family reasons, while homegrown midfielder Yates sat out through injury.

Freeman, a target for Rovers in the summer of 2018 when at QPR, has started 10 matches for Forest this season, while Yates has played double that amount, but has missed the last six fixtures through injury.

Forest will remain without Sammy Ameobi, Samba Sow and Scott McKenna, however..

The defeat to Swansea ended a four game unbeaten run and was only a second defeat in two months for the Reds.

That has helped them climb away from the relegation places, with Hughton having taken charge in October, recording his first victory as manager at Ewood Park in the 1-0 win.

They will be aiming to do the double over Rovers tomorrow afternoon, though Rovers have won three of their last five visits to the City Ground.

Encouraged by the display at the Liberty Stadium, a game decided by a late Connor Roberts header, Hughton said: "We were very good, it's just two areas (that let us down). With the opportunities we had, we should be winning this game with this performance.

"The other is conceding the goal that we did, when we did. It's a poor goal to concede.

"I'm really delighted with the performance but hugely disappointed we've not come away with something.

"The players can't see any positives right now. That's the emotion of the game.”