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Nottingham Forest: McKenna damage fear

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Nottingham Forest return to motion within the Premier League this weekend and Steve Cooper shall be hoping his group can choose up some good kind over the subsequent few video games, nevertheless, the supervisor could have been dealt one other damage setback forward of the Leicester conflict.

What’s the most recent?

Scotland supervisor Steve Clarke was the bearer of unhealthy information in his pre-match press convention forward of his group’s conflict with Ukraine tonight within the Nations League, confirming on Monday that Scott McKenna has returned to Nottingham Forest after choosing up an damage.

Clarke advised the press this week:

“It’s clearly disappointing. You don’t wish to lose any participant. Kieran [Tierney] and Scott are two good gamers taking part in to the very best of their capability. As I all the time say, accidents are despatched to check you and it’s now an opportunity for another person.

“It’s disappointing to lose Scott McKenna. We’ve additionally acquired a illness bug within the camp so possibly I get up with a unique set of issues. We simply get on with it.”

Cooper shall be gutted

There isn’t a doubt that Cooper shall be gutted to lose one other centre-back after already dropping Moussa Niakhate early into the season because of a thigh damage. Thus, it will likely be an enormous blow if McKenna’s damage is severe as Forest are already struggling to place in convincing defensive performances.

The Tough Timber are having a difficult begin to their Premier League return, conceding the third-highest variety of targets within the prime flight (17) and dropping their final 4 video games consecutively which has left them nineteenth within the relegation zone.

Consequently, dropping one other skilled participant within the backline shall be a bitter blow, particularly when McKenna has been one of the crucial dominant forces within the new-look Forest group.

Over seven appearances, the 25-year-old Scotsman has tallied up a 90% go completion price in his half, making 3.7 clearances and profitable 3.7 duels per sport, in addition to being profitable in finishing the vast majority of his dribbles (75%) to this point.

That proves that not solely is he composed in possession of the ball however he’s a warrior on the again, that means their defensive woes may grow to be even worse with him out of the facet.

Would McKenna be a giant loss to the group?




The Forest squad will head to the King Energy Stadium on Monday evening in one of the crucial vital video games of the group’s season as far as Brendan Rodgers’ facet are the one group beneath them within the Premier League, and a win would put them in a a lot stronger place exterior of the drop zone relying on the outcomes round them.

With that being mentioned, Cooper might want to depend on Willy Boly and Steve Prepare dinner to ship within the Forest again three alongside Joe Worrall all through the period of McKenna’s absence, one thing that may very well be confirmed within the supervisor’s press convention later this week.

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