Nottingham Forest captain Chris Cohen says he doesn't care where he plays on comeback, he just wants to play

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The club captain has been out of action for over a year with a serious knee injury.

Nottingham Forest's cause in recent times has not been helped by a long-term injury problem for club captain Chris Cohen.

He last played for Forest in an East Midlands derby v Derby County way back in September last year and has been out of action in the 14 months since.

He suffered a serious knee injury 15 minutes into the match and was initially ruled out for just nine months. However, given the severity of the problem and his previous knee troubles, the recovery has taken longer than usual and he has not yet returned to action.

He confirmed yesterday that he will be back in training on Friday and is hopeful of a return to action before the year is up.

But where will he play?

Cohen can play in the heart of midfield as well as at left-back. But the player does not have any preference. He told Nottingham Forest Player yesterday that he simply just wants to get back to playing:

"No I really don't mind. I enjoy playing as I have said before, it is a bit corny but, especially when you have been injured as long as I have just playing football again, it'll make me happy.

"So wherever I am playing i will be enjoying it and I'll definitely try and play with a bit more of a smile on my face. I am going to take it seriously and be just as dedicated as I have always been but just to enjoy these moments."

Cohen would have to do battle with Dani Pinillos for the left-back slot whilst the club are still a little shirt in the centre of midfield - with Kyle Ebecilio and Robert Tesche both injured.

But with Cohen the one thing you can be guaranteed is a 100 per cent performance wherever you put him and Dougie Freedman must be looking forward to that.

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