Nottingham Forest has a run-in with Wales boss Rob Page in March and now they could be about to upset him again over Neco Williams.

Page was disgruntled that Brennan Johnson withdraw from the squad for games against Croatia and Latvia.

The Forest 22-year-old went and played the following weekend and the manager felt he should have insisted on his medical staff checking him over.

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Now, with international football taking centre stage once more, there are discussions to take place over Neco Williams.

The Forest defender fractured his jaw during the 3-1 win over Brighton and required emergency surgery that ruled him out for the season.

Williams won’t be in the Forest squad to face Crystal Palace as the curtain comes down on 2022/23, but Page wants some correspondence from the Reds.

He told BBC Wales: “I think there are conversations to be had with ourselves and the club, both medical teams.

“The squad is going to be announced next week. We will have conversations in the meantime and see where we are with that before we make the decisions.”

Wales face Armenia and Turkey before the players jet off on their holidays, with vital Euro 2024 points up for grabs.

As a result, they will want Williams to be fit and ready but they could find Forest hard-pushed to let another of their players leave.

Forest could upset Page again over Williams

It was quite amusing when Page got all upset about the Johnson situation back in March; although Wales did collect four points from two games.

It’s a bizarre one though. Page wasn’t quite so bothered when he didn’t start Johnson in a single World Cup game as they crashed out at the group stage.

Now, Forest could be about to ruin Page’s plans once again, with Williams nursing an injury.

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Given that he won’t have played for Forest in around six weeks when the season ends, it’s unlikely they’ll want him to join up with the squad.

Forest would rather get Williams on a beach somewhere as quickly as possible in preparation for next season.

As a result, Page could be left fuming at Forest for the second time in two months!

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