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Eric’s Exam

10 January 2014

The fitness of Nottingham Forest defender Eric Lichaj will be assessed ahead of tomorrow’s game at Bolton Wanderers (kick-off 3pm).

Reds manager Billy Davies confirmed the American picked up a slight injury in Sunday’s 5-0 win over West Ham and says he faces a race against time to be fit for the clash at The Reebok Stadium.

David Vaughan, Darius Henderson and Danny Collins will again miss out through injury, remaining in the treatment room along with long-term absentees Chris Cohen and Kelvin Wilson.

The Reds boss told Forest Player: “We’ve got one or two little bumps and bruises in the squad. We took Eric off as a precaution against West Ham and we’ll monitor his situation.

“The likes of David, Darius and Danny are all working their way back to full fitness. But I’ve been delighted with the way that some of the younger players in the squad have stepped up.

“It has been good to see Karl Darlow, Jamaal Lascelles and Jamie Paterson all putting in impressive performances. There is no shortage of quality in the team despite the injuries we have.”

Stuart Holden is a long-term absentee for Bolton with a knee problem, but manager Dougie Freedman has a wealth of attacking options available including David Ngog, Jermaine Beckford and Andre Moritz.

Neil Danns should start for The Trotters after he extended his loan from Leicester until the end of the season while midfielder Mark Davies is in contention following his return from injury.

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