Nottingham Forest head coach Steve Cooper has suggested that Max Lowe won’t play again this season.
In an interview with Nottinghamshire Live, the Reds incumbent has said that the left-back is a long way off being involved again.
Lowe hasn’t featured since picking up an injury during a 4-0 win over Reading last month.
He has made 22 appearances for the Reds during his time on loan but he could now have made his last outing.
In his absence, Jack Colback has shone and Forest look to be in good hands at left wing-back.
Lowe has proved a useful signing. The Reds signed him from Sheffield United and it looks unlikely he will have a future at Bramall Lane.
For now, it also looks like he won’t be making it on the pitch for Forest anytime soon either.
Cooper told Nottinghamshire Live: “Max is nowhere near playing. Mind you, we’ve only got two weeks left. I think I saw him on the grass today doing some light running.”
Lowe has stuck around at Forest and not headed back to Sheffield United but these comments from Cooper don’t bode well for the youngster.
Forest well-stocked in absence of Lowe
Losing Lowe at this stage of the season is a massive blow. Any team challenging for honours will naturally be keen to keep as many top players fit as possible.
That said, Forest do have options. Colback has performed really well and as an experienced member of the team, Cooper will want him available for his starting eleven.
The Reds also have Richie Laryea in their ranks. He made his debut for Forest on Monday evening and he can play in either wing-back position.
What comes next for Lowe remains to be seen.
He’s now suffered the same groin problem twice and that could make Forest think twice when it comes to signing him in the summer.
Cooper has showcased that he’s loyal to his players, however, and that could still see Forest move for the youngster.