A few reunions are on the cards tomorrow and Queens Park Rangers midfielder Shaun Derry is looking forward to playing for the club where he enjoyed a loan spell earlier in his career.
"I absolutely loved it at Forest - it reignited my enthusiasm and passion for the game when I came to The City Ground," he told the official matchday programme.
"I was in the middle of a bad time in my first spell at Palace but when I joined Forest I loved every game I played and every minute of training. It was a great place to be and I hold very fond memories."
On the opposite side is Reds' striker Dexter Blackstock and high-flying QPR are well aware of their former striker.
"I know all Dex's little tricks," said Hoops defender Kaspars Gorkss.
"I plan to make it a priority to keep him quiet."
For the hosts the R's tests comes ahead of next weekend's game against the Londoners promotion rivals Cardiff City.
"If we can do well against the teams up there at the top of the table, it will give us plenty of confidence for the rest of the season, Guy Moussi told the Evening Post.
"It might seem like a tough run, but, if you ask me, these games are coming at the right time."