Nottingham Forest boss Chris Hughton has revealed both Lewis Grabban and Sammy Ameobi could be fit for the clash against AFC Bournemouth.

Both players picked up knocks in Forest’s 2-1 win over Coventry City and subsequently missed the Reds’ 3-0 victory over Wycombe Wanderers.

However, the lack of midweek game has assisted their recovery and Hughton implied it’s possible both could feature against the Cherries.

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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 02: Lewis Grabban of Nottingham Forest scores their side’s first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Coventry City and Nottingham Forest at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium on February 02, 2021 in Birmingham, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

“If I’m thinking back from the last game, possibly the only inclusion in our squad would be Lewis Grabban who trained Thursday and Sammy Ameobi who might train Friday,” Hughton said via the club’s website.

“But those are the only two who I think would be able to return to the squad out of those who missed the Wycombe game last weekend.”

Grabban’s return could see him face his former club, where he spent two-and-a-half unfruitful years prior to his move to Trentside.


They are a club that Hughton has a lot of respect for, with the Forest boss stating that they’re a good side and will be a difficult opponent.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND NOVEMBER 24: Nottingham Forest’s Jack Colback (centre) during the Sky Bet Championship match between AFC Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest at Vitality Stadium on November 24, 2020 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by David Horton – CameraSport via Getty Images)

“Bournemouth have got a good work ethic, a way of playing and players who can make the difference on any given day.

“You can’t always play well in matches and Bournemouth have players who can turn the tide their way in games where they’re not performing so well.

“They’re a top side in this division and I’ve not doubts they’ll be there or thereabouts at the end of the season.”

Should Lewis Grabban and Sammy Ameobi feature in the matchday squad against Bournemouth?

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