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Team news: Forest vs Derby

22 October 2020

The latest from the Nottingham Forest dressing room ahead of the East Midlands derby against Derby County.

Chris Hughton has confirmed that there are no fresh injury concerns for The Reds heading into Friday night's game at The City Ground.

Joe Worrall, Fouad Bachirou and Tyler Blackett remain on the sidelines, but there are no new concerns and Hughton has plenty of options to choose from for the clash with The Rams.

He said: "I have a group of players that want to be involved in every game and that can make decisions harder when you have more options and more players fit.

"It is that balance between knowing you have a lot of games coming up, that rotation in putting out what you think is the strongest or right team for that game."

Opposition team news

Derby captain Wayne Rooney will be missing as he continues to self isolate after encountering someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

Louie Sibley is set to return, however, having recovered from injury and adds to the options available to Phillip Cocu after Tom Lawrence and Martyn Waghorn both returned in midweek.

The game comes too soon for Kristian Bielik and Jordon Ibe, who are set to feature for the Under 23s instead to boost their match fitness.

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