Nottingham Forest have been given an injury boost, with the news that midfielder Ryan Yates is back in first team training.

The 23-year-old picked up a calf injury in the 2-1 defeat to Middlesbrough, which has kept him out of first team action for a month.

However, manager Chris Hughton has said that while he is very happy Yates is back among the camp, the midweek fixture away at Swansea City is a bit too soon for his return.

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George Saville of Middlesbrough battles with Ryan Yates, during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough at the City Ground, Nottingham on Wednesday 20th January 2021. (Photo by Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“Ryan trained on Monday, so it’s very much about a decision,” Hughton said to BBC Radio Nottingham. “Probably Wednesday will come too short. 

“But, it’s really good to see him back on the training pitch and he’ll train again on Tuesday. 

 

“He’s a fit lad and he’s certainly not been out as long as some of the other players that we’ve had over the season, but probably a little bit too short for Wednesday.”

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Ryan Yates of Nottingham Forest in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday at the City Ground, Nottingham on Tuesday 15th December 2020. (Photo by Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Yates has been completely revitalised under Hughton and has comfortably been Forest’s most improved player since his arrival.

Many fans had voiced their concerns on Yates’ ability and whether he was good enough for the club last season, but he’s turned it around to the point he’s now one of Forest’s key players.

So far this season, Yates has featured in 22 league matches – 20 of which being starts – and has assisted twice while also grabbing one goal.

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