The Garibaldi return to familiar surroundings this week, with the visit of Wolves their second home game of 2023. Cooper's men can take pride in their recent home form, avoiding defeat in their last six games in front of The City Ground faithful, a run that includes victories over Liverpool and Tottenham. A win would see Forest reach the final four of the League Cup for the first time since 1994. They face a resurgent Wolves side who have not lost in their last four matches on the road, and are hoping to reach their first League Cup semi-final since winning the competition in 1980.
Nottingham Forest vs Wolves: Carabao Cup Preview, Quarter Final, 2023Nottingham Forest welcome Wolves to The City Ground with a place in the final four of the Carabao Cup on the line. WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15: Adama Traore of Wolverhampton Wanderers runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest at Molineux on October 15, 2022 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)Steve Cooper's Nottingham Forest side will welcome Julen Lopetegui's Wolves to The City Ground on Wednesday, with both sides aiming to book their spot in the final four of the Carabao Cup. Forest head into the game on the back of a humiliating 4-1 defeat at Blackpool in the FA Cup, a performance that manager Cooper described as "deflating".
Traore, Neves, Nunes, Hwang; Guedes, Cunha (4-4-2) Key Players Morgan Gibbs-White Wednesday will be the second time Gibbs-White will have faced his boyhood club, having played the full match in Forest's 1-0 defeat at Molineux in October. The 22-year-old failed to impress in that game, although has since enjoyed an upturn in form in the East Midlands. The Englishman has two goals and two assists to his name so far, but has looked increasingly more likely to add to those numbers in recent weeks, most notably with a vicious strike against Chelsea. After working with the youngster at England Under-17 level, Cooper is finally seeing Gibbs-White show his talent at the top level, and will be hoping to see him run at what can be a shaky Wolves defence. Matheus Nunes Nunes has spent most of his time in the Black Country playing out of position, either wide on the right or in the 10.