The Reds` 10-match unbeaten league run ended with a surprise 1-0 defeat to struggling Scunthorpe in midweek.
Thigh injuries ruled out striker Robbie Findley and midfielder Guy Moussi at Glanford Park and both players will remain on the sidelines, along with Radoslaw Majewski, who is serving the second game of a three-match ban.
Should Davies wish to make changes, most of his options are in attack with Dele Adebola, David McGoldrick and Garath McCleary available for recalls.
Defender Joel Lynch and midfielder Paul Anderson were also on the bench against Scunthorpe.
Forest will once again be defending their proud unbeaten home record which spans 34 Championship games stretching back to September 2009.