Forest boss admits he is prepared to take 'gamble' against Norwich

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman is set to give Matty Fryatt a chance against Norwich City tomorrow.

Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman has confirmed that Matty Fryatt will be involved against Norwich City tomorrow.

Fryatt has been struggling with an Achilles problem and there are concerns that by rushing him back to fitness the injury could flare up again. 

However, Freedman is prepared to take a risk on the striker, as Forest's game against Norwich is so important and the Scottish boss spoke of his plans to play the striker on Friday.

Whether Fryatt will play from the start remains to be seen as Dexter Blackstock has led the line well in his absence.

The target-man centre-forward scored during the Reds' midweek match against Rotherham United, which they won 2-0, and it would be harsh to move him back to the substitutes' bench. 

As a result, Fryatt's chance may come in the latter stages of the match, should Forest be needing a goal.

The Reds are desperate to pick up the three points at Carrow Road to strengthen their promotion push, but they will realise that their task is a tough one.

Norwich are in the thick of the battle for a top-two spot and every point will be crucial to them if they are to go up automatically at the end of the campaign. 

It means that it promises to be an intriguing clash between two of the division's strongest sides and Freedman will be hoping that his gamble pays off by full-time. 

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