Nottingham Forest manager Chris Hughton has been given an injury boost following the return to training of veteran defender Michael Dawson though the league game with Swansea City at the Forest Ground will come too soon for the ex-Hull City and Tottenham Hotspur centre back.

In his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead of the English Championship meeting with Welsh club Swansea City, Chris Hughton told reporters that five of his injured players including Michael Dawson have returned to training. The ex-Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion manager also disclosed that the duo of Luke Freeman and Gaetan Bong didn’t train thereby ruling the two players out of the Swansea City game.

Michael Dawson has returned to Nottingham Forest training alongside striker Lewis Grabban, Tyler Blackett, Joe Worrall and Samba Sow. Joe Worrall and Tyler Blackett are long-term injuries for Chris Hughton who’s hoping to move his team away from the relegation zone on the Championship standings with a win over the Swans.

Nottingham Forest are 20th on the league table with 12 points and are just three points ahead of Wycombe Wanderers who occupy the third and final relegation spot. On the contrary, their opponents Swansea City are in the top six places on the league table. The Swans have 23 points and are in fifth place.

Ahead of the game, Nottingham Forest have lost their last two games in the league and that has led them to their present predicament. They lost 2-0 at Barnsley before losing to promotion hopefuls Bournemouth by the same scoreline.

Nottingham Forest defender Michael Dawson has not played for the club this season. He signed a contract extension at the club in the summer. His new deal will expire next summer. Michael Dawson has been at Nottingham Forest since leaving Hull City in 2018.

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