Normally it would be a no brainer of course. You rock up in Nottingham, thrash the opposition 4-1 and, barring injuries, the manager pins up the team sheet for the next game as the players file back into the dressing room after the final whistle. Great game Julian, well played Markie, top stuff Jack, bring on Pompey. But this time could be very, very different.
How many of the newbies will Doctor Evil select I wonder? Bentley will surely start ahead of Faubert, which will piss the frog off still further, and Lansbury may be in with a shout after playing so well for the U21s. Will Baldock start up front alongside Cole and will Diop add metal to the midfield?
Lots of decisions to be made. Before I show my hand, I'm interested to hear the views of others. What team would you pick this weekend?