Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper has delivered some positivity regarding the injury to Max Lowe.

The defender hobbled out of a 1-1 draw against Reading last month and he was ruled out for two months.

Forest have been trying a number of different options at left-back in his absence and you could say the Reds have missed him on the pitch.

Lowe has been nothing short of a revelation since signing from Sheffield United on loan.

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He has scored one goal and claimed two assists during 12 appearances in all competitions for Forest.

Right now, he’s not fit for a return to action but there has been an update from Cooper.

He told Nottinghamshire Live: “He’s probably about halfway through not, so he is on the turn.

“This time next week I hope we won’t be too far off seeing him on the grass – and then maybe the real light at the end of the tunnel is there for him.

“He’s been working really hard. He’s desperate to play.”

Forest will welcome Lowe return

Nothing against Jack Colback but when he plays at left-back, Forest lose something in the middle of the park.

With that in mind, the Reds need to do whatever it takes to make sure that Lowe isn’t too far away now.

He has been really good since arriving and having him available would probably save Forest from having to sign another left-back.

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Cooper also has Jordi Osei-Tutu on the way back to full fitness and that could see competition rife in the coming months.

If Forest are serious about pushing the play-offs, they will need their best players fit.

With all due respect to him, Gaetan Bong isn’t the answer and having Lowe back in the squad will be a huge boost.

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