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Fryatt and Hobbs fitness update

20 March 2015

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has provided an update on Matty Fryatt and Jack Hobbs ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Norwich.

Both players have been absent in recent weeks, Fryatt struggling with his Achilles and Hobbs with a hamstring problem.

But they could both play a part tomorrow according to Freedman.

The manager told Forest Player: “We welcome Jack Hobbs back into the squad. He’s worked extremely hard.

“He’s an experienced player and he’ll be a great asset to us.

“Matty Fryatt’s still struggling a little bit. We need to make sure we’re careful. It’s touch and go, if he wakes up in the morning and feels he can play, he’ll play.

“I’ve got to make sure the timing’s right on Matty.”

Forest have won seven matches out of ten under Freedman and, while the manager accepts Norwich will be tough opponents, he is confident The Reds are more than capable of picking up a result at Carrow Road.

He said: “It should be a fantastic game, there’s no doubt about it. Norwich are a very good side and they’ve picked up since the new manager went there. They’ve got a fantastic squad and they’ve got goals in the team – that’s the main thing.

“If Norwich can cope with what we do, credit to them. We’ve got to make sure we go there and perform the way we’ve been performing, and I see no reason why we won’t.

“The key to this game is to make sure we concentrate and take our chances when they come along – and I do believe they’ll come along.”

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.


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