Date: 14th April 2016 at 7:51pm
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Jamie Ward isn’t definitely out of contention for the remainder of the Nottingham Forest season according to assistant coach Andy Reid as we need his injury to ‘settle down’ before we know for sure.

If Ward isn’t able to play for Forest again this season it could have raised question marks over his involvement for Northern Ireland at the European Championships?

He should be over his hamstring injury for that though.

Reid told the Nottingham Post.

‘Jamie has been for a scan, so we are assessing him still. The medical staff need to go through the results of the scan. We know roughly where we stand, but we need to monitor him for a few days yet, to see where we are at. I would not say he is definitely out for the season. We hope it will settle down, we are not going to make any assumptions just yet.’

Ward isn’t going to be ‘rushed’ back into action though.

Nelson Oliveira is another that could well go to the Euro’s with the Forest loanee a Portugal hopeful, he too is sidelined by a groin injury at the moment but would be expected to return soon.

What they (the players) can do for Forest is our priority (as he made clear) but Reid added the players, who could be on international duty at Euro 2016 are being looked after with that in mind too.

‘We will also monitor Nelson’s situation. He has a groin injury. It is not fair on him to put pressure on him by predicting one thing or the other. He has got a groin injury but he has been back around the place. It is good to have him back around the training ground, it is good to have him around. We have to take the lads’ injuries into account and consider the summer for them as well, but Forest is our priority.’

As for Michael Mancienne, of his knee injury, Reid finished by saying he’ll not face Rotherham this weekend be he’s ‘getting better all the time’ so should be back soon, certainly by the end of the season ‘if not before.’

‘Michael Mancienne is getting better all the time. He is slowly improving, particularly over the last week or so. We hope we will see him again before the end of the season, if not sooner. He has not been back in training yet, he has been working with the physio staff. But he is feeling better all the time.’

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