Awoniyi resumes Nottingham Forest training

Awoniyi resumes Nottingham Forest training

Nigerian forward, Taiwo Awoniyi, is back in training for Nottingham Forest and is recovering well from his injury. Awoniyi has been sidelined with a groin injury since the start of January.

The Nigeria international was forced to leave the pitch during the Forest’s 1-0 win against Southampton at the St Mary’s Stadium on January 4.

The 25-year-old scored the decisive goal for the Tricky Trees in the game but also suffered a groin injury, which has kept him out of Steve Cooper’s team for 10 matches.

Awoniyi: Life in the Premier League so far

The Nigerian switched to the City Ground Stadium last summer from German side Union Berlin , and after a slow start, has adjusted to his new life in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, after a few games, Awoniyi started delivering Nottingham value for their money until he picked up the injury.

Forest manager, Cooper while speaking in the pre-match conference for their game against Everton on Sunday confirmed that Awoniyi will soon make a return to the first team.

“Taiwo Awoniyi is progressing well, he works on the grass and comes back running. He’s not with the team yet and isn’t kicking any balls but he’s making progress which is good for him,” Cooper told reporters.

The striker has scored four goals in 16 league appearances for the Reds this season.

Dele-Bashiru to miss rest of the season

Watford will be without midfielder Tom Dele-Bashiru for the rest of the season because of an ankle injury.

The 23-year-old has not played since damaging ankle ligaments in the 4-0 defeat at Swansea on December 30.

At the time, he was expected to be out for “a couple of months” but has picked up another ankle problem in training.

Watford have also said midfielder Edo Kayembe will be out for “the same period” with a calf strain that means he could miss the rest of the campaign.

Kayembe, 24, has been out of action since 12 November, having played 22 games this season to that point. 

Dele-Bashiru, who spent last season on loan with Reading, has made only six appearances this term.

Former West Ham youth player Ngakia, 22, last played in the 2-0 win over Blackpool in mid-January and has been suffering from hamstring issues, with Ferreira out for the past five weeks.

 

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