Radi Majewski will be difficult to replace during his injury lay-off, according to Nottingham Forest boss Sean O’Driscoll.The midfielder is facing a spell on the sidelines after damaging ankle ligaments in Saturday’s home defeat by Millwall.
Forest are still waiting to discover the full extent of the problem but Majewski will definitely miss this evening’s City Ground encounter with high-flying Middlesbrough (kick-off 7.45pm).
And O’Driscoll told us: “Radi is going to be out for weeks rather than days.
“It’s a shame for him because he has done so well for us and it’s difficult because we haven’t really got anyone like him to replace him with. He will be a big miss for us.
“I wouldn’t call him a midfielder and he’s not a striker – he plays in that half-and-half position.
“It’s a position everyone wants to play in but it’s probably one of the most difficult one to perform in, the proverbial ‘number 10’.
“When you are growing up it’s the position where you don’t really have any responsibility, apart from getting the ball and doing something.
“When you get into the real world it’s a position where you have to work harder than anyone else and he does that really well.
“It’s no coincidence that we went on a good run when he came into the team.”
O’Driscoll has also confirmed that England midfielder Jermaine Jenas is likely to miss out again against Middlesbrough.
Jenas, who sat out the visit of Millwall with a foot injury, has still not resumed full training.
Daniel Ayala remains sidelined by a hamstring problem but Greg Halford will be available to O’Driscoll for the Boro clash after completing a one-match suspension.