Brentford XI vs Nottingham Forest: Ivan Toney starts - starting lineup, confirmed team news and injury latest

Brentford have Ivan Toney back and in the starting lineup after the striker's long ban for this evening's Premier League clash with Nottingham Forest.

The striker last year admitted to 232 breaches of the FA’s rulebook and was duly ruled out for the entirety of the first half of this season.

Available once more, it is a major boost for Thomas Frank’s injury-hit side. The 27-year-old has been training since October and Frank confirmed he will be captain tonight.

The Bees are missing a raft of key players as they look to stop the rot, having lost their last six League games.

Frank will also have January signing Sergio Reguilon available for selection after the Spanish international completed a six-month loan move to the club earlier this week.

Confirmed team news

Brentford XI: Flekken, Collins, Mee, Pinnock, Roerslev, Janelt, Jensen, Damsgaard, Lewis-Potter, Maupay, Toney

Subs: Reguilon, Dasilva, Jorgensen, Ajer, Strakosha, Peart-Harris, Baptiste, Yarmolyuk, Olakigbe

Nottingham Forest XI: Turner, Montiel, Omobamidele, Murillo, Tavares, Mangala, Danilo, Dominguez, Yates, Hudson-Odoi, Wood

Subs: McDonnell, Gardner, Worrall, Williams, Toffolo, Vlachodimos, McKenna, Aguilera, Esapa

Injuries: Henry, Mbeumo, Hickey, Schade, Norgaard

Unavailable: Ghoddos, Onyeka, Wissa

Time and date: 5.30pm GMT on Saturday 20 January 2024

TV channel and live stream: Sky Sports