Ryan Yates has returned to the starting lineup from Nottingham Forest as boss Chris Hughton made three changes to his eleven against Watford.
Midfielder Yates had missed the last two games with a recurrence of the calf problem that had sidelined him earlier this year.
But he was back in line for the Reds’ clash at Vicarage Road, with Cafu the man to fall on the bench.
Gaetan Bong also returned to the squad at left-back as Yuri Ribeiro was left out of today’s squad.
And there was a comeback for Luke Freeman, with Joe Lolley among the substitutes having started the 1-0 midweek loss at home to Luton Town.
That meant the Reds would start with a back four made up of Cyrus Christie, Tobias Figueiredo, Joe Worrall – again team captain – and Bong, ahead of goalkeeper Brice Samba.
Yates was set to partner with Manchester United lender James Garner in midfield, with the latter back to the club where he spent the first half of the season on loan.
Freeman would join Anthony Knockaert and Filip Krovinovic in attack, ready to back lone striker Glenn Murray.
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It was also a return to territory known for the front man because he too spent the first part of the campaign on loan with the Hornets.
Forest was still without the injured Lewis Grabban, Harry Arter and Scott McKenna.
Along with Cafu and Lolley, Jordan Smith, Loic Mbe Soh, Jack Colback, Sammy Ameobi, Carl Jenkinson, Tyler Blackett and Lyle Taylor would form the substitutes’ bench.
Forest: Samba, Christie, Figueiredo, Worrall, Bong, Garner, Yates, Knockaert, Krovinovic, Freeman, Murray. Subtitles: Smith, Mbe Soh, Colback, Ameobi, Jenkinson, Cafu, Lolley, Blackett, Taylor.