Lewis Grabban is hoping to he can remain injury-free for the remainder of the season to boost Nottingham Forest’s play-off push.
The 31-year-old could be available for when the Reds face Swansea City on their return from the international break next weekend, according to the Nottingham Post. The striker has been missing since the middle of February with a troublesome Achilles problem.
However, the 16-goal man believes he is now ready to play his part in the Championship run-in.
It’s fair to say that the Reds have missed him. He offers more to the side than Daryl Murphy or Karim Ansarifard. He’s a recognised goal threat at this level and strikes fear among opposition defences.
There’s no doubt that the Reds’ play-off hopes now look slim. But if Grabban can return in goalscoring form, then they may have a slight chance of closing the gap between themselves and the top six.
Martin O’Neill will certainly be delighted to have Grabban back at his disposal.
‘Fantastic news’, ‘It’s far too late’
As news regarding the striker’s fitness spread across social media, Seat Pitch rounded up exactly what Reds supporters were saying.
Grabban back in training 👍#nffc
— @forest4eversteve (@biltonsteve) March 20, 2019
Wow grabban is back!! Who cares !!? It’s far to late I’m afraid #nffc
— kurtsloane (@kurtsloane4) March 20, 2019
— Chris North (@1_NewarkOutlaw) March 20, 2019
So with Grabban and Cash back we’ll hopefully go back to 4231 for the rest of the season #NFFC
Lolley Carvalho Cash
— Gary (@RedDogGary) March 20, 2019
Didn’t realise how much we missed grabban and Matty cash until the last few games. Proven striker and a winger who gets at people. So glad they’re back for the last couple of months of the season #NFFC
— Rich (@RichardWhite21) March 20, 2019
The reason why we have been up there this season is because of our attack which was grabban,Carvalho,Lolley,Cash they have been so important for us and grabbs- goals,lolley-goals and assists,carvalho,assists,cash-goals #nffc
— ٌ (@KieranNffc29) March 20, 2019