Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies has told Forest Player that Danny Collins and David Vaughan are closing in on a return to first team action.The defender has been sidelined since October after sustaining ankle ligament damage while the on-loan Sunderland man has missed a month with a hamstring injury.
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s trip to St Andrew’s, the Reds boss said: “Both of these two players [Collins and Vaughan] are back on the grass, which is good. We’ll see how the next 24 hours go in training.”
At the other end of the pitch, Darius Henderson, who came off the bench in last weekend’s stalemate with Ipswich, is fighting to prove his fitness before the trip to the West Midlands.
And the manager says that he will monitor Henderson’s fitness, as well as others, before deciding on his starting line-up for Saturday’s game.
He said: “He’s still not match fit and he’s still needing some minutes but at least he’s back in the squad. We took a chance against Ipswich to bring him off the bench for the last 15 minutes or so.
“He’s a very important player in this division. It’s important that he gets another good weeks training under his belt.
“We’ll see how he is tomorrow [Friday], we’ll look at the reactions of one or two players from today and then we’ll start to think about the team for Saturday.”
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