Nottingham Forest have confirmed that Jack Robinson will return from suspension against Ipswich Town on Saturday afternoon. The 25-year-old has served a two-match ban after picking up 10 yellow cards in the Championship. He hit double figures against Stoke City on March 3 and missed last Saturday’s 3-0 win over Hull City and Wednesday’s 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa.
In his absence, Ben Osborn has successfully operated as a makeshift left-back and could now be pushed higher up the pitch to accommodate Robinson. Martin O’Neill may want to make changes after the manner of Wednesday’s defeat at the City Ground so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him come straight in alongside Yohan Benalouane, Alexander Milosevic and Tendayi Darikwa.
Robinson joined Forest on a free transfer from Queens Park Rangers last summer and has made 34 appearances in all competitions in his debut season. The former Liverpool defender has operated at left-back and centre-back and has been a fantastic acquisition. He’s only missed three league games since August due to suspension, so O’Neill may give him the nod against Ipswich.
Forest are currently 10th in the Championship with 53 points from 37 games, coming off the back of two defeats in three. The Reds are three points adrift of the playoffs and can’t afford anything less than a win to keep up the pressure on the top-six.