They have not won in their last five league games, with defeat at Middlesbrough on Tuesday night seeing them slip to eighth in the table.
Barnsley are firmly embroiled in the relegation battle with a number of clubs, although they are scrapping for points and have six from their last 15.
Forest boss Billy Davies has only a few concerns within his squad. Darius Henderson still has two games of his three-match suspension remaining and January signing Stephen McLaughlin is struggling for fitness.
Possible starting lineups
Forest: Darlow; Cohen, Ward, Halford, Hutchinson; Guedioura; Lansbury, Reid, McGugan; Cox, Sharp
Barnsley: Steele; Wiseman, Cranie, Edwards; O'Brien, Cywka, Perkins, Mellis, Noble-Lazarus; O'Grady, Scotland
Sports Mole says: 2-1