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Pair Near Return

6 December 2013

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies says David Vaughan and Danny Collins are making good progress in their recovery from injury.

Vaughan (hamstring) and Collins (ankle) are two names on an injury list which has hampered the manager’s team selections in recent weeks and, while Saturday’s trip to Sheffield Wednesday may come too soon for the pair, the Reds boss told Forest Player that they are making positive steps in their rehabilitation.

“The good news is that Vaughan and Collins are on their way back, which is excellent. Kelvin Wilson is still a fair bit away and our talisman Chris Cohen remains a huge loss for us.

“When you also consider Darius Henderson, Andy Reid, Greg Halford and everyone else who has been injured over the last few weeks, we have been missing a lot of quality and value.”

It has been a difficult period for The Reds, particularly in defensive areas, but their manager says the club has remained focused on its long-term vision in the face of adversity.

He said: “We’re realistic. We know about the patched-up team, we know about the injuries and suspensions, we know we have players who need games. These are all facts, not excuses, than can affect a football club.

“But confidence is very good, spirit among the players and staff is excellent and we will continue to tick along. Let’s see where this football club is come the end of the season.”

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