Dennis doubtful for Leicester clash

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Nigerian forward Emmanuel Dennis faces a race to be fit for Nottingham Forest’s Premier League game against Leicester City next Monday, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

According to Nottingham Forest news, the striker, who cost the Reds £20m from Watford in August, picked up a minor injury in training.

The Foxes welcome Steve Cooper’s side to the King Power Stadium for the first East Midlands derby of the 2022/23 season and the former Watford forward may miss the encounter.

The Reds already have Moussa Niakhate, Orel Malanga and Omar Richards out, but now face the possibility of being without Morgan Gibbs-White and Scott McKenna as well.

Dennis had pulled out of Nigeria’s friendly against Algeria, after he announced he is not fit to play for the former African champions.

He had been earmarked as a late replacement for the injured Henry Onyekuru, before he also called in sick.

“Dennis is injured, he is not fully fit and rather than aggravate the injury, he was left out of the squad,” Eagles spokesman Babafemi Raji was quoted as saying by Score Nigeria.

Both sides occupy the bottom two places of the table after suffering difficult starts to the season.


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