Nottingham Forest boss Stuart Pearce gives injury update ahead of Rotherham United clash

Stuart Pearce has positive news for Nottingham Forest ahead of Saturday’s Championship encounter against Rotherham United.

Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce has said that Henri Lansbury will be available for his side’s clash against Rotherham United away from home on Saturday.

The 24-year-old midfielder suffered an injury against Charlton Athletic last weekend and was initially doubtful for the Championship game at the New York Stadium.

However, Lansbury has recovered from his injury and returned to training on Tuesday, meaning that he could start against Rotherham.

Star striker Britt Assombalonga was suspended against Charlton and is likely to start for Forest on Saturday.

“Henri just twisted his back, where he had a stress fracture in time gone by. It was a little bit of a concern to him, but he was back on the training pitch on Tuesday,” Forest’s official website quotes Pearce as saying.

“Apart from the three boys with long-term injuries, everybody else is fit and available. The only thing that’s slowing individuals up is a bit of a flu bug that’s going around. Chris Burke and Danny Fox have had it, but as luck happens nowhere near a match.”

Forest are currently 10th in the Championship table with 29 points from 20 matches, just three points behind sixth-placed Watford.

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