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By Danny Wright

Nottingham Forest have confirmed that club captain Chris Cohen will play for the club’s Under-23 side as he recovers from a groin injury.

The injury has kept Cohen out of the Forest squad since November 5.

The 29-year-old has only managed 12 appearances for the club all season but is nearing a return to the first team as he plays against Hull Under-23s on Monday.

Forest confirmed that Cohen will be starting on their official Twitter page alongside other members of the first team including; Armand Traore and Hildeberto Pereira.

Cohen will not be wearing the armband for the Under-23 side though as Toby Edser leads out the team for the Professional Development League match at the City Ground.

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The midfielder began his career at the highly reputable academy of West Ham.

He made 20 appearances for the Hammers before moving to Yeovil after a short loan period at the club.

Forest signed Cohen in 2007 and he has been a starting feature on the banks of the River Trent ever since, making 287 appearances in all competitions for the club.

The former Hammer has played under 12 different managers at the City Ground in his 10 years at the club and, despite several serious knee injuries, he has managed to impress each one of them having always been part of their plans.

In other Nottingham Forest news, striker set to miss the rest of the season with serious injury.

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