Sean O’Driscoll has revealed Simon Cox wants to make a surprise return to his Nottingham Forest’s squad for Saturday’s trip to Brighton.The striker has missed three games with a foot injury that it was anticipated would keep him out for up to two months.
But Cox took O’Driscoll by surprise when he returned to the club on Monday after a week’s break in a sun.
The Reds boss explained: “We gave him some time off because he couldn’t really do anything and we didn’t want him just hanging about.
“We expected him to report back still on crutches but he walked through the door on Monday and declared himself fit.
“He has really defied medical opinion all week. He’s been out on the grass, he has been running on the treadmill and everyone is really pleased with how he’s doing.
“He wants to be included in the squad for Saturday. It might be a little bit too soon for that but I think everyone is positive about the fact that we’re going to get him back pretty quickly.”