Nottingham Forest boss Chris Hughton has provided updates on four injured players ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Watford.

The Reds face the thankless task of trying to stop the Hornets who are chasing automatic promotion.

Hughton has provided positive news on Ryan Yates, Scott McKenna and Harry Arter.

Chris Hughton
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Although Lewis Grabban has been ruled out of action this weekend.

And Hughton has suggested that he’d fast-track certain players if he felt he needed to do so in order to bolster his squad.

The boss told Nottinghamshire Live: “Lewis Grabban isn’t quite there yet.

“The good thing is Harry Arter is back in training and so is Scott McKenna.

“Ryan (Yates) is available and fine.

“Realistically, Harry and Scott are probably still a couple of weeks away because they’ve both been out for a period of time.


“Sometimes we can fast-tract player if we particularly need them for a game.”

Do Forest need to fast-track any injured stars?

Probably not at this stage with the squad looking pretty good.

It would be no surprise to see Hughton make some changes tomorrow – especially after defeat to Luton in midweek.

Arter hasn’t featured for months and was linked with a move away from the City Ground during January.

McKenna looks a certainty to partner Joe Worrall once he is fit but with Tobias Figueiredo and Loic Mbe Soh both fit, the need to fast-track him isn’t great.

Lewis Grabban
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Grabban is an interesting one. When at his very best he’s capable of scoring goals for fun – as he showcased with a 20-goal haul last season.

Glenn Murray fluffed three good chances on Tuesday night and the lack of goals is a cause for concern.

Grabban, 33, hasn’t been the same player this season although having him fast-tracked to the bench could helped the Reds.

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