A product of the City Ground academy, Chelsea loanee Bamford returns to Steve McClaren's starting line-up in one of three changes from the midweek game against Reading.
With midfielder John Eustace suspended, West Brom loanee George Thorne makes his first start for the Rams alongside Jeff Hendrick who replaces WIll Hughes.
The highly-regarded Hughes sustained a groin injury in midweek although he is on the substitutes' bench.
***Update*** Forest make two changes from the goalless draw against Doncaster Rovers, one enforced with the injured Andy Reid replaced by Guy Moussi.
Jamie Mackie, meanwhile, comes in for Greg Halford in a starting XI that is as follows: Darlow, Collins(C), Moussi, Mackie, Fox, Greening, Lascelles, Jara, Paterson, Majewski, Cox
Subs: De Vries, Harding, Henderson, Halford, Derbyshire, Gomis, Osborn