Leeds United are the visitors with both sides looking to bounce back quickly from weekend defeats, the Whites at home to Yorkshire rivals Barnsley and Forest edged out at high-flying Cardiff City.
"It was a battling three points and I'm pleased about that as Forest are a tough team who set themselves up to make sure that we didn't take them out easily," was the verdict of Cardiff manager Malky Mackay after a single goal from Joe Mason was enough to cement their place in the top three of the Championship.
Substitute Mason was introduced after a solid away display from Steve Cotterill's side had frustrated their in-form opponents.
"We have played better than that," admitted the Reds boss.
"We were better in the second half than the first and I thought we deserved a draw.
"It was a game littered with silly free-kicks and I didn't think we got many decisions from the referee."