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Glad to be back

3 October 2014

Nottingham Forest forward Matty Fryatt is happy to be back in the fray after a spell on the sidelines through injury.

The 28-year-old made his return to action as a substitute at Wigan on Tuesday night, his first appearance since the 1-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday in late August.

And Fryatt has confirmed he has suffered no repercussions after his run-out at the DW Stadium.

He told Forest Player: “I had a tear in the hip abductor, which runs across the kicking muscles. Every time I was kicking or pulling across a ball I was in a bit of pain. I was playing through it for a while but it got too much. I had a scan which revealed a freak tear in an area you wouldn’t expect.

“I just needed a bit of rest, I played 20 minutes on Tuesday and I feel ok now.”

Forest go into the weekend second in the Sky Bet Championship and, no matter how results pan out on Saturday, they will have an opportunity to reclaim their place at the top when Mick McCarthy’s men arrive at The City Ground for Sunday’s clash.

And Fryatt believes there’s no reason why he and his team-mates can’t stay in the promotion places all season if they continue to show the resilience they’ve displayed in recent matches.

He said: “We’ve got a squad capable of doing it. It’s just about finding that consistency - staying on top of it with games coming thick and fast.

“You have to stick in because the difficult games are the ones that get you promoted. Ipswich will be difficult opposition. They’re on a good run of form.

“We want to be back to winning ways and back on top of the pile, and hopefully that will be the case on Sunday.”

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.

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