15 July 2024

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Danilo, McKenna, Mangala – Nottingham Forest injury update provided ahead of Chelsea clash

Latest Nottingham Forest news as Steve Cooper’s Reds prepare for Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge

Midfielder Danilo is set to undergo a hamstring scan ahead of Nottingham Forest’s clash with Chelsea.

The Brazilian had been due to feature for the Reds in Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup clash with Burnley but missed out because of injury. He is a doubt for Saturday’s trip to Stamford Bridge.

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Midfielder Orel Mangala is unlikely to be involved in the weekend’s clash, having been absent against the Clarets and the league defeat to Manchester United last Saturday after suffering a knock in training. Defender Scott McKenna was forced off at Old Trafford due to a hamstring problem.

Forest have some better news on the injury front where centre-back Felipe and goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey are concerned, however. The former was on the bench in midweek as he nears a comeback from a knee issue, while Hennessey is making progress after undergoing knee surgery in the summer.

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“Orel is out injured at the moment,” head coach Steve Cooper said. “Danilo, unfortunately, has picked up an injury as well. Scott has picked up an injury, as we saw against United last Saturday.

“Felipe is back training and was on the bench on Wednesday night. It’s a boost that he’s been back with us, because we all know how influential he was for us last season.

“It’s a mixed bag, really. Some unfortunate situations that have come our way in the last seven days, but we’ll be ready for the weekend.”

On Danilo, Cooper added: “It’s his hamstring. We are waiting for the scan. He’s having a scan tomorrow.

“He was due to play against Burnley, so we had to change things around. I didn’t really want to make as many changes as we did, but when we had some of the things like that and a couple of fatigue issues, we were forced into a few things.”

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