Good striker news just keeps on coming…

Hot on the heels of Will Hoskins making good progress with his injury, comes the great news from Forest that Nathan Tyson’s hamstring isn’t nearly as bad as first feared – scans undergone by Nathan have revealed there isn’t a tear there, and that he should be good to return to light training next week – given he’s only had a limited time out, hopefully he should pick up fitness quickly.

I’m a bit relieved I didn’t succumb to my first instinct and join the doom-mongers when both strikers appeared to be out for a significant chunk of time.  The calls for Smoulds to rush out and sign all and sundry to cover for players whose injuries were clearly not as bad as first feared – having both Hoskins and Tyson back sooner than expected are, after all, pretty vital to our aspirations of hitting second place.

Speaking of strikers (in the loosest possible sense!), Dobie isn’t able to play against us on Monday, and Carlisle also have an injury setback to Joe Garner too – which is of course sad for him – but he’s apparently impressed of late for our forthcoming opponents.  Back on Dobie, I was always under the impression that if a player is permanently transferred then the selling club can’t stipulate any ‘you’re not playing against us’ clauses except by a gentleman’s agreement.

That said, if I were offloading Dobie I would probably stipulate that he MUST play against me when the sides next meet!