Samba Sow is expected to return from injury for Nottingham Forest very soon, but the Championship clash with Cardiff City tomorrow is likely to come too soon for him, according to Paul Taylor of The Athletic.
The 30-year-old joined Forest from Russian Premier League side Dynamo Moscow in the summer and has been one of the standout players for the Reds so far this season.
The defensive midfielder has made nine Championship appearances for Forest so far this term and has played a key role in the Reds’ promising start to their campaign under Sabri Lamouchi.
However, Sow has missed the Reds’ last six matches, after picking up a hamstring injury in the 1-0 win over Brentford at the City Ground in early October.
Sow is expected to return from injury very soon, but according to Forest expert Taylor, the game against Cardiff at the City Ground to tomorrow is likely to come too soon for him.
In his latest Q&A for The Athletic (29/11), Taylor delivered an update on Sow’s situation.
“He is close to a return, but get the sense that this weekend might just come too soon for him.
“The dynamic was pretty good at QPR, with Silva and Watson playing just behind an attacking three of Ameobi, Lolley and Adomah. Wonder if Semedo might come in to add more physical presence still this weekend… or if Lamouchi will stick with a winning team.
“Feels like the latter is slightly more likely. But we will see. Having Sow back would be a huge boost, at a time when Yates – who had been playing well – is sitting out his suspension.”
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Sow has been excellent for Forest so far this season and the team have really missed his physical presence in midfield at times over the past few matches, so it’ll be a major boost for Lamouchi when he’s finally able to return to action.
He’s a very good footballer and he’s really impressed me with how quickly he’s adapted to the Championship. It’ll be a major boost for Forest if he’s fit in time for Reds’ clash with Millwall next week, as that looks like it’s going to be a very physical game.
After spending months on the sidelines, Sow will be determined to make an impact for Forest when he does return to the side and he could have a very important role to play in the Reds’ promotion push this season.
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