According to James Nursey of the Mirror, Daniel Fox will be out of action for ‘three more weeks’ due to a foot injury. The 32-year-old has been sidelined since the end of October, missing Forest’s EFL Cup defeat to Burton Albion and six Championship outings and may not return until January 2019.
Aitor Karanka’s had a selection headache of late due to numerous injuries to his backline. He called on Jack Robinson to replace Fox at left-back last month, before Michael Dawson’s hamstring injury and Tobias Figueiredo’s suspension forced him to move Robinson to centre-back. Ben Osborne came in at left-back in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Preston North End and is likely to keep his place.
Robinson should partner Michael Hefele at centre-back before Figueiredo returns after Monday’s clash with Derby County. Fox had made 14 Championship appearances before his injury and may struggle to come straight back into the side next year as Dawson has assumed the captain’s armband and Robinson has impressed at fullback.
Fox might be short of match fitness due to being out of action for so many months, so the Scotland international will have to be patient for opportunities in the second half of the season.