Nottingham Forest striker Darius Henderson says he is back to full fitness and ready for selection ahead of Saturday’s game against Blackburn Rovers (kick-off 3pm).The 32 year old missed four games over the festive period through suspension and injury but the former Millwall man is raring to go this weekend as The Reds look to make it ten games unbeaten in all competitions.
Henderson told Forest Player: “I’ve had a good week in training and I’m now aiming to stay fit and be available for selection. Greg Halford has stepped up and played really well for us so I’ve got to try and push my way back in.
“It’s great that there is so much competition for places in every position. You never want to be the only player in your position because it is that competition which drives you to perform better.”
Henderson grabbed a last-minute winner in August’s reverse fixture at Ewood Park but says Gary Bowyer’s side have since improved dramatically and will prove tough opposition this weekend.
He said: “Blackburn didn’t get off to the best start this season but they’re turning it around now. They’ve picked up some big wins recently and we know it will be another tough, physical encounter on Saturday.
“If I can repeat that winning goal from earlier in the season then that’d be great. As a team we feel like we’re becoming more consistent and hopefully we can now turn some of our recent draws into wins.”
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