Nottingham Forest manager, Steve Cooper, has addressed the media ahead of their Premier League survival clash against Bournemouth.
Many topics were covered, including injuries, transfer gossip and team news.
Cooper was asked first about the long list of injuries accumulated in recent months, and if whether that’ll impact the team sheet going into the weekend.
The big question at the conference was about the fitness of goalkeeper Dean Henderson.
He said: ”He’s injured and is going to be out for four to five weeks, which is obviously a bit of a blow.
“I think we need to get through this weekend and see where we’re at.”
It is tough news to hear for Forest fans, as Henderson has been in fine form for Forest this season.
There was some good news regarding the returning Ryan Yates, as Cooper said: “He came off at half-time with a knock to his face, but he’ll be available [against Bournemouth].”
Cooper was also asked about the possibility of further activity in the transfer window.
Also discussed were the rumours that Forest are in the market for another striker, with candidates such as Newcastle’s Chris Wood and Atalanta’s Duvan Zapata.
Cooper said, ”We are definitely trying to do some things, and need to do some things as well.
“We are really enjoying our work, but [we are] enjoying it in a focused way.”
Cooper sounded optimistic overall going into the weekend, and Forest’s excellent form will certainly play a part in the manager’s good mood.