Nottingham Forest head coach Steve Cooper has delivered a fitness update on striker Lewis Grabban.

The Reds striker limped out of the action as Forest lost 2-1 at Cardiff in January and hasn’t been seen since.

It is thought that he has sustained ankle ligament damage and the initial prognosis was two months on the sidelines.

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Sadly, Forest haven’t been able to get Grabban on the pitch, although the team’s form has stayed pretty strong in his absence.

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The Reds head to Sheffield United tomorrow and ahead of the contest, Cooper was quizzed on the progress of Grabban.

Cooper told Nottinghamshire Live: “He is progressing.

“It’s a bit of a longer game with him because it was quite a bad ankle injury.

“I had a good update on him yesterday. He’s definitely on course.

“We won’t see him before the international break. But hopefully, not too long after it, he’ll be back involved.”

Grabban was firmly on course for another 20-goal haul this season.

Prior to his injury he’d struck 13 times and was just starting to showcase the sort of form he produced during 2019/20.

If Grabban does return after the international break, he will have nine games to get the seven goals he needs for another 20-goal campaign.

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The Reds would receive a massive boost if their man talisman was back and fresh for the final nine games of the season.

Although he might not make the team straight after the international break, even if he was back for six or seven of them it would be a boost.

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Grabban is Forest’s main source of goals. Keinan Davis has deputised well and Sam Surridge looks like an energetic addition.

Neither player looks to possess the prowess between the posts that Grabban does though and his loss has been evident.

Cooper’s update is pretty positive and Forest will hope to have Grabban back pretty soon.

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