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Mills could play

22 September 2015

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman is hopeful Matt Mills will be available to face Huddersfield on Thursday.

The central defender was substituted with a hamstring injury shortly after scoring Forest’s equalising goal against Middlesbrough on Saturday.

But Freedman revealed the defender wasn’t suffering from a major issue.

The manager told Forest Player HD: “It’s been diagnosed as OK. He felt with three games in a week it was a little bit tight and the communication he was giving us was that, with another centre half on the bench, it was best for the team [to come off].

“He’s trained today, he’ll train tomorrow and hopefully he’ll be OK to play against Huddersfield.”

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One man who won’t be available on Thursday is Ben Osborn, who was replaced at half-time in the Boro match with a groin strain.

Osborn’s fellow midfielder Jonny Williams came on later in the match to make his Forest debut but Freedman will continue to utilise the new recruit sensibly as he adjusts to playing regular football again.

Freedman said: “Jonny still may be two or three weeks away from full fitness. “I think he’s going to be a big success for the football club so hopefully we can keep getting him fitter and he can show what he can do.

“He’s an exciting player who brings a lot to the team.”


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