After being out of action for almost three months due to a groin injury, Nigeria international Taiwo Awoniyi is set to return to action for Nottingham Forest who are billed to take on struggling Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.
Awoniyi suffered the injury in Forest’s 1-0 win over Southampton on January 4, in a game where he scored the winner. The Nigeria international had become an integral part of the newly promoted side but despite only scoring four times in 16 league games, his strength and athleticism had made Forest attack a fearsome one.
In the nine league games the former Union Berlin striker missed due to injury, Forest recorded two wins, three draws and four losses.
Forest manager, Steve Cooper, who confirmed the return of the Nigerian has hinted that although they’ll love for him to jump back right into action, they have to be careful with him so he does not relapse.
“He’s back now. He looks sharp. He definitely looks motivated and excited to be involved again,” Cooper told Nottinghamshire Live.
“We look forward to reintroducing him, whenever that may be. We obviously have to be careful with him, because he’s been out for a long while; we have to respect that. It’s just good to have him back on the training ground.”
Forest are currently two points above the relegation zone and will need all the attacking firepower needed to help them retain their Premier league status at the end of the season.