Nottingham Forest look set to be missing key faces for the trip to Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the game, new manager Aitor Karanka revealed that he will be without two of his attacking options, Darryl Murphy and Jamie Ward.
However, Ward, who has been missing for the entirety of the campaign due to a hamstring injury will train with the squad on Tuesday and is nearing a comeback.
Meanwhile, Murphy is out with a rib injury and the manager was less certain of when to expect the Irish forward back in the nest.
“Ward will be able to train on Tuesday with the team. With Murphy, I prefer to wait a few more days to manage the problem,” said new Forest boss Aitor Karanka in the Nottingham Post.
“I do not want to be in a hurry with him and lose him for another two or three weeks.”
Forest will need to be at the top of their game if they are going to take anything from this match.
Wolves have only lost three games all season and possess the most potent attack in all the Championship after having notched up 50 goals this season.
That does not bode well for Karanka’s side who have one of the worst defensive records outside of the bottom three.
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