Chris Hughton’s tenure of Nottingham Forest gets underway tomorrow afternoon, as the Reds prepare to take on Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.
The 61-year-old replaced Sabri Lamouchi in charge of the Reds last week, and he will have learnt a lot about his squad after a full week of training.
Tomorrow afternoon, the Hughton era gets underway, with Forest travelling to Ewood Park to face Blackburn Rovers in search of their first league win of the season.
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Blackburn have made an impressive start to the Championship campaign, and Tony Mowbray’s side currently sit sixth in the league table after picking up seven points from their first four league games.
They will present Forest with a tough test on Saturday afternoon, and the Reds will be keen to lift a weight off their shoulders and pick up their first points of the season tomorrow.
Here, we take a look at the latest Forest team news ahead of the trip to Ewood Park…
In terms of the bad news, Forest are set to be without a trio of players ahead of the trip to Lancashire, as per Nottinghamshire Live.
Joe Worrall remains sidelined with a foot injury which will see him miss around two months of action, and Fouad Bachirou is still unavailable due to a hamstring problem.
Forest have been dealt a new injury blow, with Tyler Blackett picking up an unspecified injury following the 2-1 home defeat to Bristol City last time out.
The good news for Forest, though, is that two new signings who were recently called up to international duty are fit and available to face Rovers this weekend.
Scott McKenna officially withdrew from the Scotland squad last week and needed to undergo treatment at the City Ground after picking up a knock.
The defender, who missed the defeat to Bristol City, has recovered from his minor injury blow, and is available to face Mowbray’s men on Saturday.
Harry Arter also withdrew from international duty after the Republic of Ireland midfielder picked up a thigh injury, however he has now recovered from that and is also fit to play this weekend.