Nottingham Forest have been handed an injury blow regarding Scott McKenna ahead of tonight’s game with Coventry City.
Boss Chris Hughton told Nottinghamshire Live that the Scotland international will be missing for ‘weeks rather than days’ with an ankle problem.
The 24-year-old has been in fine form for the Reds since checking in from Aberdeen during the summer.Watch Live Stream Here [External Link]
He has made 14 appearances for the club but has endured some bad luck with injuries.
His latest setback is a big blow for the Reds who go into tonight’s game desperate for a win.
Hughton was in defiant spirits despite the injury to a player who has been important this season.
He told Nottinghamshire Live: “It’s very much a blow.
“We missed him for a small period earlier in the season as well.
“But that’s what you have your squad for. What you’ve got to be able to do is adapt to these situations.
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“I feel more for him because he’s been very good for us in the games he’s played.”
Who steps up?
He’s proving to be a bit like the cat with nine lives but once again Tobias Figueiredo will earn a reprieve.
He has played the last two matches but it’s fair to say his form has been erratic this season.
The Portuguese player has seemingly been struggling with confidence and errors have riddled his game during 2020/21.
One player who supporters would love to see more of is Loic Mbe Soh.
The ex-PSG star was nominated for the FIFA Golden Ball award two years ago but now finds himself fourth choice at the City Ground.
He has made seven appearances and with McKenna now injured, he could earn more opportunities to play.
Michael Dawson and Tyler Blackett remain in the ranks too, although they are a little further down the pecking order.
Regardless of who steps into the breach, Forest will hope to have McKenna back sooner rather than later.