Nottingham Forest midfielder David Vaughan has told Forest Player that he faces ‘a race to be fit’ for Saturday’s trip to Birmingham City (kick-off 3pm).The Sunderland loanee was disappointed to miss a month of the campaign after picking up a hamstring injury in training but, despite being eager to play a part at St Andrew’s this weekend, he is keen to take it steady in a bid to limit the risk of future problems.
He said: “It has been a frustrating month for me but I’ve tried to keep my head down and do all the right things. I’ve had to go through a lot of strength and physio work to make sure the injury doesn’t reoccur.
“It is a race to be fit in time for Saturday. I’d love to be involved against Birmingham but I don’t want to rush myself back and pick up a long-term injury. It’s a balancing act but we’ll see how it goes.”
The Reds will be backed by 3,650 fans at St Andrew’s and Vaughan says that their support could prove crucial if Forest are to seal back-to-back away victories in the West Midlands.
He said: “Whenever I’ve played at Birmingham in the past it has been a tough game and Saturday will be no different. Their fans create a hostile atmosphere but hopefully we can go there and pick up three points.
“The fans have been fantastic since I arrived at the club and their away support is tremendous. If I do get the chance to play on Saturday then I’ll look forward to playing in front of them.”
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