Nottingham Forest vs West Bromwich - Tendayi Darikwa misses Forest’s opener

Posted Thursday, August 01, 2019 by PA

Nottingham Forest vs West Bromwich - Tendayi Darikwa misses Forest’s opener

Nottingham Forest defender Tendayi Darikwa has a knee injury and will miss the start of the Sky Bet Championship season against West Brom.

The 27-year-old suffered the problem in training this week and it is not yet clear how long he will be out. Matty Cash could play at right-back.

Sabri Lamouchi will take charge of his first competitive game as Reds boss, having replaced Martin O’Neill over the summer.

There has been a big turnover of players at the City Ground since last season and the likes of Sammy Ameobi, Tiago Silva, Yuri Ribeiro, Alfa Semedo, Arijanet Muric, Albert Adomah, Samba Sow and Rafa Mir are in contention to make their debuts.

West Brom centre-back Ahmed Hegazi will not be involved after undergoing ankle surgery.

The Egypt international had the operation last week and it is hoped he will be able to return in mid-September.

Slaven Bilic was appointed Albion head coach in June and while he remains in the market for a forward following the departures of Jay Rodriguez and Dwight Gayle, he has made four new signings.

Semi Ajayi, Filip Krovinovic, Kenneth Zohore and Romaine Sawyers will all be hoping to make their bows for the Baggies.

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