Nottingham Forest have been handed a small boost ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Bournemouth, with Scott Parker confirming several casualties.
January signing Kieffer Moore and Gary Cahill have been ruled out of tomorrow’s clash, with five other players also on the treatment table.
Ryan Christie, Junior Stanislas, Adam Smith, Robbie Brady and Ethan Laird will all miss the Cherries’ clash against Forest.
Bournemouth have a stacked squad to choose from. They recruited well in January and do currently sit second in the Championship table.
Parker has assembled a team full of quality players but Forest will hope to go south and return home with a positive result.
The Reds have been in fine form of late. Under Steve Cooper, Forest have propelled themselves into contention for the play-offs and they’ll certainly hope to avoid defeat tomorrow.
It’s a different Forest from the one that Bournemouth beat 2-1 at the City Ground in August.
Back then, Chris Hughton was in charge and the Reds managed to lose to the Cherries despite playing the final half-an-hour against 10-men.
Tomorrow offers a chance to set the record straight. Forest are full of confidence and with Bournemouth still gelling some new signings together, Cooper will hope his team can take full advantage.
Forest must still be on their guard against Bournemouth
Of the aforementioned players that will be missing tomorrow, Christie will perhaps be the biggest miss for the Cherries.
The versatile performer has been a revelation in the Championship and he’s looked a class above when he has played.
Bournemouth will still have a strong team out tomorrow night went they square off against Forest.
The January signings will be desperate to stake their claim and whoever fills in for the injured players will hope to do the same.
Forest will be in for a stern test of their character and it’ll be interesting to see how Bournemouth are impacted by these injuries.