The Scot has made five changes in each of the last two matches as he prepares his squad for the play-offs.
It means the likes of Joel Lynch, Joe Garner, David McGoldrick and Dele Adebola could get some more valuable match time, while Lewis McGugan and Garath McCleary will also be hoping for recalls.
Victory would guarantee Forest a third-place finish, although a draw could also be enough depending on Cardiff's result at Derby.
The Reds are without an away win in nine games - losing eight of those - and will be keen to halt that run heading into the play-offs.
The match kicks off at 1pm.