Scott McKenna is expected to overcome a reoccurrence of his ankle injury quickly says Nottingham Forest manager Chris Hughton.

The centre-back was substituted at half-time in the weekend’s defeat to Reading. This came after he missed the Nottingham Forest match with Watford last week with an ankle knock.

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McKenna’s been struggling with an ankle knock (Photo by Rob Casey / SNS Group via Getty Images)

He was expected to come into this game with that behind him and it appeared as though he would. But McKenna would only last 45 minutes as he was hooked at half-time.

The likes of Kenny McLean, Ryan Jack and Scott McTominay have all suffered injury following their returns to the domestic scene from Scotland’s November camp, where they achieved Euro 2020 qualification.

While these three matches weren’t in anyway responsible for the injuries, it did add many more minutes to the already demanding schedules these players go through week to week.

Demanding schedule for the Nottingham Forest man.

Demanding schedule for the Nottingham Forest man. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Nottingham Forest boss Hughton has issued an update on the Scotland defender: “He just felt his ankle slightly again.

“It’s one we hope is not too bad, but the unfortunate thing is it’s a quick turnaround – as it always is at the moment. We’ll see, but hopefully it’s not too bad.”

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