Nottingham Forest manager Chris Hughton has confirmed that former Aberdeen centre-back Scott McKenna will miss out on tonight’s game against Sheffield Wednesday.
The Championship side are in need of points as they are currently sitting just outside the relegation zone on goal difference.
However, they are going to have to try and pick up the win without the Scotland international. Hughton did reveal that McKenna could return to the first-team soon though, as he bids to overcome an ankle injury.
“Not too far away”
“McKenna will miss out again, he is not too far away but hasn’t really done enough to come into contention. For anyone who has been out of the team, that opportunity will come again at some stage and it is about making that opportunity stick” he said (Nottingham Forest website).
It has been a bit of a frustrating time for McKenna since he completed his move from Aberdeen to the Championship side. Not with his fitness, but with Forest’s form. They are at the wrong end of the Championship table as far as the club are concerned.
Mainstay up until injury
Still, McKenna has been a mainstay in the side up until his recent injury issue. Therefore, you imagine that once he is fully fit again that Hughton will restore him in the starting line-up.
McKenna will want to continue playing first-team football, so he can be selected in Steve Clarke’s squad for next summer’s European Championship.
For now though, the player will be focusing on getting himself fit. The good news is that he doesn’t seem to be far away from a return for Forest.