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Nottingham Forest: Reds hope Joe Lolley will be fit for fixture against Fulham

Nottingham Forest: Reds hope Joe Lolley will be fit for fixture against Fulham

Nottingham Forest are hoping that Joe Lolley will be fit for this afternoon’s game against Fulham, according to BBC Sport.

The winger missed the game against Charlton Athletic due to a foot injury.

Albert Adomah is pushing for a starting place in tomorrow’s team after his equalising goal at The Valley.

Sabri Lamouchi’s side have had a mixed start to the season, winning one, losing one, and drawing two of their four games so far. The results leave them in 13th place in the Championship.

Fulham have been flying, and come off the back of a 4-0 thrashing of London rivals Millwall. The result was impressive because the West Londoners ended the game with 84.5% possession, the highest since Opta started recording stats in the Championship.

The introduction of Lolley would be a massive boost for the Nottinghamshire side ahead of the game. The Englishman has been one of the shining stars for the Reds this season, scoring one and assisting another in three Championship appearances.

However, his contribution goes far beyond just goals and assists this season. The attacker has been one of Forest’s best attacking players this season, having the joint-most shots, playing the third-most key passes and averaging mores dribbles than any other player in the squad.

Given the fixture will be played away to Fulham, having Lolley back will be crucial to Lamouchi. The 26-year-old’s average of three dribbles per game, mixed with his speed, will ensure that Forest carry a threat on the counter-attack.

His impact has been plentiful and he has proven to be a handful so far this season. Lolley being fit for the clash could be the key between the Reds being able to attack efficiently or being on the end of a thrashing.

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