The hosts broke a six-game winless run with a victory over Cardiff City, moving them up to 16th spot in the Championship table, while QPR comfortable defeated Coventry City at home to maintain their top-half position.
That put an end to a run of six Championship games without a win for Chris Hughton's side, having picked up just three points in those matches.
However, they are showing signs of improvement, with that recent win preceded by an impressive 1-1 draw away at third-placed Brentford, as Filip Krovinovic netted a second-half equaliser following an early Ivan Toney penalty.
With a ten-point gap between themselves and 22nd-placed Rotherham United, Hughton will feel that his side are almost certainly safe from the drop, although he will still be looking to secure another important victory to climb further away from the bottom three.
This promises to be a tough game for the City Ground outfit though, as QPR come into the match with four wins from their last six league outings.
The Rs have picked up an impressive tally of 13 points from a possible 18 in their last six matches, seeing them rise to 12th spot where they now sit comfortably.
Warburton's side will look to make it five wins from seven with what would be another impressive victory against a resilient side on Monday.
Nottingham Forest will remain without Joe Lolley, who is expected to miss the remainder of the season with with a hamstring injury.
Meanwhile, centre-midfielder Harry Arter will also miss out with a calf issue.
Queens Park Rangers will be without centre-back Jordy de Wijs, who is out of contention with a calf injury picked up in the draw with Reading.
After an intense international break with Scotland, Lyndon Dykes was dropped to the bench in the recent victory over Coventry, with Warburton instead deciding to deploy Charlie Austin as a lone striker.
Ilias Chair has caught plenty of eyes with some impressive performances this campaign, with the Moroccan netting eight league goals from midfield.
Nottingham Forest possible starting lineup:
Samba; Christie, McKenna, Worrall, Blackett; Garner, Yates; Ameobi, Cafu, Mighten; Grabban
Queens Park Rangers possible starting lineup:
Lumley; Dickie, Cameron, Barbet; Kakay, Johansen, Chair, Willock, Wallace; Austin, Dykes
We say: Nottingham Forest 0-2 Queens Park Rangers
While the hosts did secure a win last time out to boost their confidence, we see the momentum of QPR carrying them to another victory to extend their strong run of form.
The Reds are a strong defensive outfit, but the attacking threat posed by Dykes, Austin and Chair should be enough to break through.
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