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Injured Nottingham Forest star could return before end of year - reliable journalist

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Henri Lansbury could return for Nottingham Forest before the year ends after suffering injury on Sunday, according to a reliable journalist.

The 26-year-old missed the clash against rivals Derby on the weekend after breaking down in the warm-up with a hamstring problem.

Manager Philippe Montanier has since stated that the star player could face “a few weeks out“, but Nottingham Post journalist Phil Taylor has stated on his personal Twitter account that he “might” return in 17 days.

Nottingham Forest are set to travel up to St James’ Park to face league leaders Newcastle on December 30.

They could be boosted by the return of star player Lansbury, who has three assists and six goals from 19 fixtures this season.

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He has been one of few bright lights of Forest’s season, which sees them currently sat in 16th in the league table.

However, they could face a further problem with the former England Under-21 international if a takeover of the club doesn’t get sorted soon.

It is unlikely that current owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi will extend the contract of the midfielder, who’s deal runs out at the end of the season.

Forest will not want one of their best players to leave on a free at the end of the campaign, meaning he may be off in Januay.

In other Nottingham Forest news, Eric Lichaj has identified what the team needs to do to return to winning ways.