Nottingham Forest boss Martin O’Neill has revealed that Lewis Grabban is unlikely to feature against Ipswich this weekend but he is closing in on a return.
The ex-Bournemouth striker is the Reds top scorer with 15 in the campaign so far but he has missed the past four games with a heel injury, which caused a dispute among figures at the club.
And, the Irishman has confirmed to Nottinghamshire Live that Grabban is back in training and but suggested the game tomorrow could come too soon.
“I think he has just started to do a bit of light work. It would be really important if we could have him. Beyond Saturday we have the international break and two weeks then, which would be a fairly length of time for him to have been out of the side.
“We would hope that, if he is not back on Saturday, at Ipswich, he would be available for the home game against Swansea, after the break.”
Forest will expect to get back to winning ways against the bottom of the table Tractor Boys, with O’Neill’s side currently three points away from the top six.
This is good news for Forest as they really need Grabban back fit and firing for the run-in if they are to make the play-offs.
Even though they have a few different options, the reality is that the 31-year-old is easily the most clinical finisher at the club.
Therefore, O’Neill will be delighted to have him back and it sounds like he will be ready after the upcoming break.
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