Nottingham Forest head coach Steve Cooper has shared an update on Reds star Willy Boly. Talking to Nottinghamshire Live, the boss admitted he was unsure what to expect at this stage.
The 31-year-old was fantastic for the Reds during the 1-1 draw. Wolves managed to find a breakthrough once the defender had gone off hobbling heavily on a sore ankle.
Forest didn’t fall apart once Boly had gone off, but it’s fair to say the team became under increasing pressure. His experience is massive to Cooper’s team and he’s quickly looking like an integral player.
The Reds defender now faces an anxious wait to discover the extent of his problem. With some very winnable games coming up, Forest will hope that it’s nothing too serious.
Cooper told Nottinghamshire Live: “I don’t know how serious it is, but right now, his ankle is full of ice. We’ll keep our fingers crossed on that one.”
Boly was signed by the Reds from Wolves in the summer. He cost the club just £2.25 million and as a result, he looks like proving to be a real bargain from a Forest perspective.
The experienced defender silenced the Wolves fans in the first half last night. He was on hand to fire Forest into the lead, after a Joe Worrall header had come back off the crossbar.
Cooper has shared update on Boly and it might not be good news
Forest were already thought to be in the market for another central defender this month. If Boly’s injury keeps him out for a prolonged period, the club might look to target two new additions.
Scott McKenna came on last night and he has a point to prove. He will be smarting from losing his place in the team and he might get a chance to step up to the plate on Saturday.
Forest need the experience of Boly back pretty quickly. The Reds will sorely miss his presence in the team and his leadership qualities have been evident in recent weeks.
Cooper is right to have his fingers crossed. The injury list is getting bigger by the week at the moment and the Reds will hope for some rare good news when it comes to Boly.