Last weekend's home defeat to Watford has left the Foxes' play-off hopes hanging by a thread.
Manager Nigel Pearson named an unchanged side for the third straight game against the Hornets but he is expected to freshen up his starting XI for Saturday's lunchtime kick-off.
Leading scorer David Nugent is a strong contender to return to the team while fellow striker Harry Kane, winger Ben Marshall, midfielder Danny Drinkwater and defenders Zak Whitbread and Liam Moore are also options for Pearson.
Former Forest captain Wes Morgan will make his first return to the City Ground since leaving to join Leicester in January 2012.
The Foxes must win a league game at the City Ground for the first time since 1972 and hope Bolton do not beat Blackpool if they are to sneak into the play-offs.