Samba Sow and Ben Watson have been passed fit to return to action this weekend as Nottingham Forest face Huddersfield Town tomorrow afternoon (2:15pm live on Sky) in the EFL Championship.
The experienced midfield pair missed the draw at Sheffield Wednesday but are likely to be in contention to start at the City Ground as Forest look consolidate their playoff position against the relegation threatened Terriers.
Adama Diakhaby, on loan from Huddersfield is not available for selection but there are no injury concerns for Manager Sabri Lamouchi who expects a tricky encounter against the West Yorkshire side especially wanting to bounce back from defeat in their last match at home to Wigan.
Lamouchi stated “It will be a tough game. We know that about this team and their situation in the league. The last result for them, and also for us, was hard and the preparation was a little bit different so it will be a tough game.”
“They have some good players but we do as well. We have to focus on us; we are confident, very focused and we have quality.”
After preparing his side this week for the return to action at the City Ground Lamouchi furthered “We have had a good week, I have liked the attitude from the players with quality.”
The Frenchman was also impressed with the efforts made by supporters who sadly cannot attend but instead will be there in spirit on Sunday, stating “I was at The City Ground to see the banners and flags and I do not have any doubt about the support from the fans.”
Also ahead of Sunday’s match winger Sammy Ameobi suggested his intentions are to get the job done saying “Huddersfield are down there and trying to fight for survival so we know they will give everything. We need to match that if not more and hopefully our quality will shine through and we will get the three points in the end.”
“We have to be focused and we are here to get the three points. It is not about focusing on the man you are playing against or anything like that, we just have to be compact and focused as a team and focus on ourselves.”
“It is important to get the win and if we start well then we can. Every game is important to win. We need to pick up our first home win after the break and build that momentum to go into the final seven or eight games and finish strongly.”
As mentioned above the game on Sunday against Huddersfield is live on Sky Sports at 2:15pm.
*Main image @BBCRNS Samba Sow and Ben Watson have been a huge part of Forest’s success this season.