Nottingham Forest Receives Significant Taiwo Awoniyi Injury Boost Ahead of Brentford Clash

Nottingham Forest has received a substantial injury boost as striker Taiwo Awoniyi returns to individual training, signaling progress in his recovery from a groin injury. Awoniyi has been sidelined since November, leaving the team with limited options in attack. Initially, a three-month recovery period was expected, but the Nigerian striker’s return to training appears ahead of schedule.

Speaking ahead of the FA Cup replay against Blackpool, Nottingham Forest manager Nuno Espirito Santo provided an update on Awoniyi’s condition, stating that he is progressing well and engaging in individual training on the pitch. Santo expressed hope that Awoniyi would join the group in two weeks, emphasizing that his return would depend on his fitness levels.

Awoniyi also shared his progress on social media, posting a picture of himself on the training pitch on Instagram. In the caption, he included an emoji that reads ‘soon’ and points to a football. Teammate Anthony Elanga responded to the post, expressing excitement at the sight of Awoniyi’s progress.

The 22-year-old striker’s return will be a significant boost to Nottingham Forest, especially considering his prolific contributions earlier in the season. Awoniyi scored or assisted in each of the team’s first five league games, highlighting his importance to the squad. His return to full fitness will provide the team with additional attacking options and firepower as they prepare for upcoming fixtures, including the clash against Brentford.


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