Major boost for Nottingham Forest as boss projects Chris Cohen return date

Nottingham Forest midfielder Chris Cohen is set to return.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has confirmed that midfielder Chris Cohen could return this weekend.

Speaking to BBC Radio Nottingham, Freedman explained that Cohen is in the frame to be included in the squad to travel to Charlton Athletic.

Cohen has not played since the East Midlands Derby earlier last season when he suffered a torn ACL, the third of his career.

Forest were flying at the time under the management of Stuart Pearce, and weeks later the former England defender was sacked after the team's form trailed off.

He returned to training earlier this month and Forest have been understandably cautious, but including him in the squad this weekend will be a real boost to Dougie Freedman's side.

Forest drew against Cardiff City last night, their second successive 1-1 draw, but keeping their unbeaten December record intact.

They will be looking to kick on in 2016, and getting the inspirational Cohen back could be vital.

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