Nottingham Forest face Championship basement side Ipswich Town this weekend looking for three points as they look to keep their outside play-off hopes alive, on the back of a midweek 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa.
Forest manager Martin O’Neill has a decision to make regarding top-scorer Lewis Grabban, after confirming was a slight chance the striker could be ready to face Ipswich.
But adding he is also aware that in the international break there is an opportunity for a further period of rest for the 31-year-old’s troublesome Achilles, as reported in the Nottingham Post.
So should Forest risk Grabban this weekend?
“With the likes of Leo Bonatini available it would be a good time for O’Neill to rotate.
“Why bother risking Grabban when you have decent back-up?”
“Yes, he’s probably fit and just doesn’t think he is!
“They need a miracle to make the top six now.
“Is he a miracle provider?
“I’m not sure he is.”
“They lost last time out so there is every chance O’Neill could.
“But with a plethora of striking options available, I think it would be foolish to.
“Rushing Grabban back could cause him to break down and miss more of what is left of the season – I don’t think it is worth it in that respect.”