Forest too were involved in a 4-1 scoreline at the weekend, although for them it was at the wrong end as they went down to Millwall at home.
That defeat has left Sean O'Driscoll's side eighth in the standings with 21 points from 14 matches.
There are no new injury problems for Middlesbrough, while midfielder Radoslaw Majewski could miss out for the hosts.
Nottingham Forest: WWDWL
Possible starting lineups:
Nottingham Forest: Camp, Harding, Collins, Moloney, Ward, Cohen, Reid, Guedioura, Cox, Sharp
Middlesbrough: Steele, Amougou, Friend, Parnaby, Woodgate, Leadbitter, Bailey, Ledesma, McEachran, McDonald, Haround
Sports Mole says: 1-3