Forest Green are without top scorer Christian Doidge for today's match against promotion hopefuls Notts County.

Ever-present Doidge failed to recover from an ankle injury sustained in Tuesday night's 3-3 thriller at Newport County and is expected to be sidelined for a fortnight.

With Doidge missing out, boss Mark Cooper has opted to tweak his formation from a traditional 4-4-2 to 4-3-3.

Lee Collins, who scored in the draw at Newport, comes into the starting line-up to bolster the midfield.

Meanwhile, Dan Wishart replaces Alex Bray, who drops to the bench after feeling unwell.

Former Forest Green captain Liam Noble starts for Magpies.

Forest Green: (4-3-3) B Collins; Bennett, Gunning, Rawson, Hollis;  L Collins, Grubb, Osbourne, Clements, Wishart; Reid

Subs: Belford, Simpson, Laird, Cooper, Campbell, Bray, Brown

Notts County: (4-4-2) Collin, Tootle, Duffy, Hall, Dickinson; Hawkridge, Grant, Hewitt, Noble, Alessandra, Stead

Subs: Pindroch, Virtue-Thick, Ameobi, Brisley, Smith, Walker, Jones