Nottingham Forest boss Chris Hughton has provided fitness updates on four players ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Huddersfield.

The Reds go into the game knowing that safety is all but secured following Rotherham’s 1-0 defeat to Coventry City last night.

Sammy Ameobi and Tobias Figueiredo have missed the last few games, whilst Hughton also provided updates on Harry Arter and forgotten man Samba Sow.

Chris Hughton
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Forest could have two players back for tomorrow’s game but the other two will miss out once again.

Hughton told Nottinghamshire Live: “We’ll wait on Sammy until Friday. We’ll see how he is then.

“We were hoping he was going to be training today, but he didn’t.

“Toby did train. He’ll train tomorrow, so it will be a decision on whether to include him in the squad for Saturday – but he is back training.

“The only other two who are out are Samba Sow, who has a very slight groin problem, and Harry Arter, who isn’t back training yet.”

 

Clock ticking for duo

For Sow and Ameobi injuries have struck at just the wrong time.

Both players will see their contracts expire in the summer and right now the chances of extensions are looking bleak.

Ameobi has perhaps managed to play enough under Hughton for him to make a decision; but for Sow the writing looks on the wall.

As good as he is, the Malian just simply can’t stay fit and perhaps Forest should look elsewhere moving forward.

Sammy Ameobi
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The 31-year-old has played just 15 times during 2020/21 and hasn’t featured since the 30th January.

Figueiredo is a decent squad player but it seems unlikely he will force his way into the team.

Scott McKenna and Joe Worrall are the established partnership and Hughton will recognise that.

For Sow and Ameobi, the clock is ticking…

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