Photos: Nottingham Forest stars Assombalonga and Lansbury step up injury recovery

Nottingham Forest duo Britt Assombalonga and Henri Lansbury are working on their fitness.

Nottingham Forest duo Britt Assombalonga and Henri Lansbury are pushing hard to make their returns for the club.

The duo were pictured sparring with a trainer in the gym, with Assombalonga commenting on Twitter that the workout lasted three hours.

Assombalonga has been out of action for more than a year with a serious knee injury, while Lansbury picked up an ankle injury in January and has been out ever since.

The pair have evidently not given up on making a first team return this season, although are not yet back in full first team training.

After a good run early in the year, Forest have slipped to 14th place in the Championship table, and getting either player back would be a big boost to their morale.

Assombalonga was Forest's top scorer last season before his injury, but they are being careful not to rush his return.

A comeback ahead of the clash away to rivals Derby County on March 19 for either player would be an ideal outcome, but just seeing them back at all will guarantee a roar from supporters.

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