Sabri Lamouchi’s Nottingham Forest side are set to take on Cardiff City tonight in the Championship.
According to BBC Radio Nottingham Sport, Nottingham Forest could be without Samba Sow, Sammy Ameobi and Lewis Grabban for tonight’s crucial match.
The Reds will be looking to get back to winning ways against the Bluebirds. It certainly won’t be an easy game, and the Reds have a horrific head-to-head record against Cardiff.
Unfortunately for Forest, they look set to miss three of their most important players for this fixture.
Sow hasn’t featured since he started against West Bromwich Albion, and Ameobi and Grabban both seemingly picked up knocks against Queens Park Rangers at the weekend.
Lamouchi claimed that none of the injuries are too serious. He suggested that one of the trio could be involved against the Bluebirds, but wasn’t making any promises.
He told the Nottingham Post: “We need to be patient and take the right decisions for the players and for the team.
“They (Sow, Grabban and Ameobi) are maybe just doubtful for tomorrow (not next Monday’s clash with Middlesbrough as well), but I hope to bring at least one of them with us to Cardiff.
“For that, it is our job – staff and me – to be calm and to find the right solution.”
Until this point, the Reds have been rather fortunate with injuries. They haven’t missed any of their most important players for a significant length of time.
It’s fair to say that Sow would be a big miss. The Reds have only lost one game in which he has featured this season, which proves how influential he is.
The Reds would also lack threat going forward if both Ameobi and Grabban miss out.