May 21, 2024

Nottingham Forest’s recent string of poor performances persisted last week with a 2-0 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night. This marked the third consecutive loss at the City Ground for the Reds, intensifying the pressure on head coach Steve Cooper. With only one win in their last 13 games and five losses in the last six, the upcoming challenge against an in-form Bournemouth adds to the team’s difficulties. As they prepare to face Bournemouth on Saturday, here’s an overview of Nottingham Forest’s current injury situation:

**Ibrahim Sangare:**

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– **Injury:** Groin.
– **Status:** The club’s record signing missed the Spurs match due to a groin injury sustained in the build-up. He was an unused substitute in the previous 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

**Felipe:**

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– **Injury:** Unknown.
– **Status:** After returning from a lengthy knee problem earlier in the month, the center-back was absent against Spurs. He withdrew from training the day before the game due to a reported muscle injury, distinct from his previous knee trouble.

**Serge Aurier:**
– **Injury:** Calf.
– **Status:** Despite being recalled to the starting line-up against Everton, the right-back has missed the last three games. It remains uncertain whether he will be available against Bournemouth. Cooper mentioned that Aurier was “fighting to be fit” for the Tottenham match.

**Taiwo Awoniyi:**
– **Injury:** Groin.
– **Status:** The striker, who underwent groin surgery last month, continues to be a significant absence for the Reds. While making progress, he remains far from a return to action. Awoniyi posted a video on Instagram, showing him running at the Nigel Doughty Academy. Cooper mentioned that he is a long way from being back in games but is optimistic about the forward’s positive mentality.

**Cooper’s Comments:**
– Cooper expressed that Aurier was “fighting to be fit” for the Tottenham match.
– Regarding Awoniyi, he mentioned, “He is going well but he is a long, long way from being back involved in games.”

The challenges persist for Nottingham Forest, and the absence of key players adds complexity to their already difficult situation.

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