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Serge Aurier provides injury update as target for Nottingham Forest return set

Serge Aurier provides injury update as target for Nottingham Forest return set
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Serge Aurier is eager to recover in time for Nottingham Forest’s game against Tottenham Hotspur next week.

He suffered a calf strain during the match against Manchester City, which caused him to miss the game against West Ham United last weekend and could also prevent him from playing in the game against Everton on Sunday.

He previously mentioned that he hoped to recover in 10 to 15 days, but coach Steve Cooper has predicted a three to four-week absence.

Despite this, Aurier would be thrilled to face his former team, Tottenham, after spending four years with them from 2017 to 2021. He is also determined to make a quick comeback to help Nottingham Forest in their fight for survival.

“I will try my best, because I want to play there,” Aurier said of the trip to the capital. “I saw everyone when we played the game here and won. We spoke about life and everything; I enjoyed it.

“I want to go back there; I want to play and fight for my team, first of all. And I want to see everyone. I stayed there four years and they were an amazing four years. It’s always good to return. I’m recovering well, just waiting. Right now I’m working and getting ready to be with the team.

“It’s a special injury, so you can’t say two or three weeks; you have to see how you are feeling. Right now I’m not ready to go with the team, but I try my best. I’m better than before and we will see in a couple of days.”

Aurier has played a crucial role for Cooper’s team this season. He had been a regular in the starting lineup and was in excellent form until his injury interrupted his progress. Unfortunately, his injury coincided with a good run of results for Nottingham Forest.

However, their recent 4-0 loss at the London Stadium has reduced their lead over the relegation zone. Despite being unable to participate, Aurier is hopeful that his teammates will recover and perform well against Everton.

“The injury was frustrating, but I think now is a good moment for the team,” he added. “We work hard and I work hard as well. For me, I’ve stopped right now but it’s an important moment for the team. Before the (international) break we need to fight and win as many games as possible.

“We lost last week but I think we are in a good way to come back with a win. We play this week at home and it’s a good moment to come back with a win. We know this ground is amazing and we need everyone ready for this game.”

Sports Evolve

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