Samba Sow has been out of action with a hamstring injury since early-October, but the 30-year-old could return to training next week, reports Nottinghamshire Live. Sow has made 11 appearances in all competitions, last featuring against Brentford on October 5, but he’s nearing a recovery and may be back after the international break.
The defensive-midfielder has missed three games for Nottingham Forest – 1-0 defeat to Wigan Athletic (October 20), 2-1 defeat to Hull City (October 23), 2-1 win over Luton Town (November 2). The Reds face Derby County on November 9 and have a two-week break before meeting Bristol City (November 23).
Sabri Lamouchi will be hoping to have Sow back after Saturday’s Derby game, as the Mali international has been influential. Since joining from Dinamo Moscow in August, he’s made 10 appearances and has yet to be on the losing team – seven wins, three draws.
Who should Samba Sow replace in midfield when he returns for Nottingham Forest?
In Sow’s absence, Forest have lost four, drawn one and won two of seven games across the board. Lamouchi has called upon Ryan Yates, Ben Watson and Tiago Silva in midfield, but one of the trio is likely to sit out when the 30-year-old returns in the coming weeks.