Nottingham Forest midfielder Samba Sow is hoping to make a return to action for the trip to Middlesbrough on Monday night.
Sow has been an influential figure for The Reds in the centre of the pitch and has stepped up his recovery after missing the last two games.
He said: “The knee is getting better. I had some training with the physio and tomorrow (Saturday) I will train with the team and hopefully everything will be okay.
“I felt it after the Luton game, it was worse last time so we took the decision to have some rest and it is getting better.
“It doesn’t hurt that much, because I have played on with the injury, so we have to manage it and I have to be 100 per cent because every game is difficult. I don’t want to play at 60 or 70 per cent as we all have to be even more than 100 per cent.
“It is frustrating to miss the games. I had my first injury with the hamstring, come back and have this new injury. I am not happy about this but it is life and my body, we have to fix it and keep going.”
Sow watched on as Forest secured an important three points in midweek against Cardiff, a result that the hopes the side can replicate when they travel to Middlesbrough on Monday night.
He said: “We know that each game is important and we need to take points, one or three and Cardiff was a good result. It was an away game, a clean sheet and three points and for the confidence that was good. We have to keep going like that and fight until the end.
“It will be another difficult game and again we have to play away. We just have to have the same performance, nothing less to get the three points. We need to win and if we want to do something, we have to win.
“These kind of games we have struggled sometimes and lost points, that is why every game is important, whether the team we are playing are at the top or bottom. We just need to focus on our game and to try our best to get the maximum points.”