£15m former Premier League man and former Owls target will BOTH miss Nottingham Forest v Sheffield Wednesday clash

Nottingham Forest will be without three key men for what could already prove to be a season-defining clash for both them and Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday evening.

Monday, 14th December 2020, 12:30 pm

The rock-bottom Owls make the trip to the City Ground four points shy of the 20th-placed Reds desperate to stop a run of form that has seen them go eight without a win.

They’ll be without talisman defender Dominic Iorfa, who looks likely to miss the rest of the season after rupturing his achilles in Saturday’s defeat to Barnsley.

But their chances will be bolstered with the news that three Forest players will be missing after their 3-1 defeat to Brentford.

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Former Brighton and Fulham livewire Anthony Knockeart will miss the vital match after he was sent off for two yellow cards – including a controversial caution for diving – while near ever-present centre-half Tobias Figueiredo will miss out after picking up his fifth yellow card of the campaign.

Forest manager Chris Hughton also confirmed that Scottish defender Scott McKenna, a former Wednesday target and one the Tricky Trees’ more impressive performers this season, will not recover in time from an ankle injury to play a part.

Speaking after Saturday’s defeat, Hughton said on Knockaert’s dismissal and a mini-selection crisis: “The one I was disappointed with was the sending off.

“Anthony says he got a touch from the lad's arm.

Chris Hughton has selection difficulties to contend with ahead of Nottingham Forest's clash with Sheffield Wednesday.

“When you see something that's a blatant dive, you can tell. But in Anthony's case, it was almost a stumble. That being the case, I don't think you can book him, and now we'll lose him for Tuesday's game.

“We also lose Toby for Tuesday, because of his fifth booking.

“But however I set the team up, we have got to start getting results.

“It's been a tough run for us. And in this tough run, we've been given a clear indication of where we are, up against these top teams.

“I'll say it again, against these top teams, our level of performance hasn't been too far away from theirs - it's just the quality they've shown and the resilience they've shown to not concede goals.”

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