Team News: Stuart Pearce makes changes for Brighton & Hove Albion clash

Henri Lansbury of Nottingham Forest celebrates with team mates after scoring the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium on August 30, 2014
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Nottingham Forest boss Stuart Pearce recalls Michael Mancienne, Michail Antonio, Britt Assombalonga and Henri Lansbury as they take on Brighton & Hove Albion.

Table-topping Nottingham Forest have made a number of changes to their side following their League Cup display, as boss Stuart Pearce prepares to take on Brighton & Hove Albion in the Championship this afternoon.

Pearce has recalled trusted defender Michael Mancienne, as well as midfielder Michail Antonio and strikers Britt Assombalonga and Henri Lansbury.

Albion have been handed a boost too given that captain Gordon Greer and defender Bruno make their returns after being rested in midweek.

Elsewhere, the visitors feature a front three of Craig Mackail-Smith, Adrian Colunga and Kazenga LuaLua, while midfield support comes from Danny Holla, Jake Forster-Caskey and Andrew Crofts.

Nottingham Forest: Darlow, Hunt, Mancienne, Wilson, Fox, Burke, Vaughan, Tesche, Antonio, Lansbury, Assombalonga

Brighton & Hove Albion: Stockdale; Bruno, Dunk, Greer, Bennett; Holla, Forster-Caskey, Crofts; Mackail-Smith, Colunga, LuaLua

Sami Hyypia, manager of Brighton & Hove Albion, looks on prior to the friendly match against Partick Thistle at Arena Football Center on July 12, 2014
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