manager, Steve Cooper, has confirmed that Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi’s return is imminent as he provided injury reports on three of his players.
Awoniyi, Cheikhou Kouyate and Moussa Niakhate are the trio that the head coach provided reports on.
Forest are quite desperate to get some players back. Chris Wood and Emmanuel Dennis are the only fit centre-forwards, whilst Joe Worrall and Felipe are the only central defensive options.
Awoniyi has been a huge miss especially since he had just started to accustom to life in the Premier League and he was playing really well in the left-sided forward role that Cooper looked to utilise before his injury.
The head coach told the media, “Cheikhou (Kouyate) is not far away. Taiwo (Awoniyi) is not far away. Moussa (Niakhate) is not far away. They are three really big players for us. We’ll just focus on the next game, see who’s available and commit to the plan.”
It will be such a huge boost to have the three injured players back in contention. The Reds are facing a really crucial period and perhaps those three could be the difference.
Awoniyi has scored four goals in 16 EPL appearances this season and his return would ease the burden on the likes of Brennan Johnson and Morgan Gibbs-White as the Reds aim to stay up.