By Danny Wright
Gary Brazil has revealed that Nottingham Forest captain Chris Cohen is back training with the first team after a knee injury has kept him out since the beginning of November.
Cohen has missed 16 first team matches this season due to a reoccurring knee problem.
The Forest boss also revealed that Michael Mancienne is to have a fitness test ahead of their Championship showdown with Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
BBC Nottingham Sport posted a tweet from Brazil’s press conference on Friday confirming the news.
#nffc manager Gary Brazil reveals Chris Cohen back training with first team squad.
Mancienne to have fitness test ahead of tmrw's game pic.twitter.com/Zpc2huVH6N
— BBC Nottingham Sport (@BBCRNS) February 17, 2017
Mancienne, the former Chelsea defender was crucial to Forest when Brazil took caretaker charge of the club in mid-January, hepling his team to win three out of their first four games without Philippe Montanier.
Mancienne has missed the last two matches with injury and his side have struggled without him, losing both games to Norwich and Fulham, conceding eight goals in the process.
Forest are currently struggling in the Championship, despite Brazil’s decent start in charge.
They are in 17th place going into Saturday’s fixture, seven points clear of the relegation zone.
Sheffield Wednesday are currently in sixth on a three-game winning run.
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