Nottingham Forest vs Preston North End - Henri Lansbury misses out for Forest

Posted Wednesday, December 14, 2016 by PA

Nottingham Forest will be without captain Henri Lansbury when they meet Preston in the Sky Bet Championship.

The midfielder has a hamstring problem which flared up in the warm-up ahead of the weekend loss to Derby and is now set for a few weeks on the sidelines.

Striker Britt Assombalonga will also be missing again with an issue in the same area, with boss Philippe Montanier admitting he is unlikely to return against Wolves on Saturday either.

Forest were already stretched as Armand Traore (knee), Daniel Pinillos (knee), Chris Cohen (groin) and Matty Fryatt (Achilles) are all out too.

Jermaine Beckford and Eoin Doyle remain suspended for Preston.

The attacking pair were handed three-match bans having been sent off for fighting each other at Sheffield Wednesday earlier this month.

Simon Grayson may elect to name an unchanged XI having witnessed North End defeat Blackburn 3-2 at Deepdale last Saturday - a game that Paul Gallagher (calf), John Welsh (calf), Calum Woods (knee) and Stevie May (knee) all missed.

Striker May is considered close to a return, though, having been out for 13 months.

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