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Team news: Luton vs Forest

27 October 2020

The latest from the Nottingham Forest dressing room ahead of Wednesday night's game at Luton Town.

Chris Hughton has confirmed that Lewis Grabban will miss the trip to Kenilworth Road with a hip injury.

The forward came off at half-time of the draw with Derby County on Friday night and has not recovered in time for the clash with The Hatters.

Joe Worrall, Fouad Bachirou and Tyler Blackett will all be absent once again as they continue their recovery, with a return date set for after the international break, while Jack Colback will hope to be involved having missed the East Midlands derby through selection.

Hughton said: “We’ve got a series of games and what that enables me to do is to pick certain players for certain games and rotate the squad. He [Colback] is fine and is fit and well.

“I’m still learning about him. I know Jack as a player and know his career but until you actually work with somebody you don’t know them as a player.

“It’s still for me in this period of time to determine his strengths and where he can do better.

“As regards to him getting up to that level, that’s our responsibility, as managers and coaches, to do that with him and every other player. We have a lot of games and Jack, and every other player, will be very much involved.”

Opposition team news

Luton will have top scorer James Collins available again as he has completed his recovery after testing positive for coronavirus. 

The frontman has missed the last three games but is available once again, as could be Harry Cornick who missed the victory at Sheffield Wednesday on the weekend.

James Bree and Dan Potts could also return and Nathan Jones could stick with with the five-man defence he reverted to at Hillsborough. 

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