Scott McKenna has joined a growing list of Scotland players to avoid long-term injury upon their return to the domestic scene, Nottingham Forest boss Chris Hughton has confirmed.

McKenna missed Nottingham Forest’s latest match with Watford with a knock. Like many of his international teammates, the centre-back has suffered a niggling injury.

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McKenna is a regular for Nottingham Forest these days. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Scott McTominay, Kenny McLean, Ryan Jack and Andy Robertson have all had some sort of problem, but just like them, McKenna’s will fortunately not be long-term.

Hughton has explained the Scotland star’s knock and when he may be back for Nottingham Forest ahead of their next game v Reading: “Scott’s (injury is) not so much a problem.

“Scott’s is minor. It was touch and go. He just felt his ankle in the last game. We felt he might be okay for this game, and then it was the question of whether we risk him, particularly when we’ve got other options.

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McKenna should be fine. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

“I’m hoping he’ll be available for the weekend.”

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