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Team news: Barnsley vs Forest

17 July 2020

The latest from the Nottingham Forest dressing room ahead of the trip to face Barnsley on Sunday.

Sabri Lamouchi said there are slight doubts over the fitness of Joe Lolley and Samba Sow ahead of the journey to Oakwell. 

The pair have both been missing in recent weeks, with Lolley absent for the draw at Preston and coming off the bench in midweek against Swansea, while Sow has started the last four fixtures but been substituted in each after his lengthy absence prior to the break.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Lamouchi said: "I don’t know the team right now because we have some doubts. We have training today [Friday], training tomorrow and we will travel on Sunday to Barnsley.

"Before two sessions, at this moment, at the end of the season after a long stop and a lot of games in a short time, we have some doubts.

"I need to go to put the best team with players who are 100 per cent. It will be a big fight there, because Barnsley run, they fight, they are strong and they have quality. They are a good team so we need to go there with confidence but also with determination because it is important for us."

There is also a doubt over Matty Cash's fitness, with the full back missing the last two games but Lamouchi hoped he would be in training on Friday ahead of a potential return to action.

Opposition team news

Barnsley look set to be without Portuguese forward Elliot Simoes once again, after he injured his ligaments in the draw with Wigan last weekend.

Gerhard Struber has an otherwise clean bill of health ahead of the game.

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