Date: 7th November 2019 at 7:18pm
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Sabri Lamouchi has confirmed that Michael Dawson is fit and available ahead of Saturday’s meeting with Derby County, reports BBC Nottingham Sport.

The 35-year-old has been out of action with a calf injury since late-September, missing Nottingham Forest’s last five Championship outings, but he’s finally recovered and could challenge Tobias Figueiredo for a starting place alongside Joe Worrall.

Dawson has made nine appearances this season, the last of which came against Stoke City on September 27. The former England international was a rock at centre-back with Worrall – shutting out 33% of his opponents – but Forest have only kept one clean sheet in his absence (20%).

Lamouchi has used Figueiredo and Chema Rodriguez while Dawson has been out, but the Reds boss could start the central defender if he’s 100% come Saturday. Dawson’s boasted a 100% record from his last three league appearances, but Forest have managed only two without him.

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Ahead of their Midlands derby, Forest are fifth in the table with 25 points from 14 games. They recently ended a two-game losing streak with a 2-1 win at Luton Town and go into Saturday’s meeting as favourites – Derby are winless in their last six away games.

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