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Steadily Recovering

28 November 2013

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies hopes ‘one or two’ who missed last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Burnley will return to action against Reading tomorrow night.

Forest went into Saturday’s Clarets clash with six key players missing and, with Chris Cohen now ruled out for the season, they could be without a similar number for tomorrow night.

Danny Collins and Kelvin Wilson are both likely to be out for a further 6-8 weeks, while Greg Halford and Eric Lichaj will be assessed ahead of the Royals clash after the latter was substituted at half-time against Burnley.

Despite their lack of numbers at the back, Forest produced a stern defensive display to keep The Clarets’ prolific Ings-Vokes partnership quiet. Jack Hobbs was one man to play a huge role, and his boss was happy to report some good news on his fitness.

He said: “Thankfully Hobbsy has had a good couple of days’ training and is fully recovered from his virus.

“Our other concerns are Andy Reid and David Vaughan. Reidy is another who is making steady progress, although Friday night may come too soon for him.

“There are some key names there but hopefully we’ll have one or two of them back. We will see how we can shuffle around.”

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player in which the manager discusses the impact of Cohen’s injury, what the future holds for Barnsley-bound Marcus Tudgay and how discussions have been going with chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi ahead of the transfer window.

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