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Sports News of Saturday, 4 March 2023


'He is out on the grass' - Steve Cooper provides update on injured Nigerian forward

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Nottingham Forest boss, Steve Cooper, has provided an update on injured Nigerian international Taiwo Awoniyi.

According to the Welsh manager, the Super Eagles attacker is slowly recovering, but recent remarks indicate that the Nigerian is moving forward with his recovery.

The Nigerian has been sidelined from the Tricky Trees team since he picked up a knock in their 1-nil victory against Southampton in their second English Premier League game of the year 2023.

The 25-year-old scored the only goal in the match, but also suffered a groyne injury, which has kept him out of Cooper’s team for 10 matches.

The Nigerian switched to the City Ground Stadium last summer and, as well made, a slow start in his new life in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, after a few games, Awoniyi started delivering Nottingham value for their money until he picked up an injury.

According to Cooper, the former Union Berlin attacker is making good progress, who is eager to have him back on the field for the remaining games.

“Taiwo is making good progress. He is out on the grass, and he’s running. He’s not with the team yet and not kicking any balls, but he has made progress in not just straight-line running. It’s a positive step for him, but he’s still weeks away from being close.” he said, as quoted by NottinghamshireLive.

Awoniyi has scored five goals across all competitions. Yet, his overall performance levels were beginning to draw attention, and he was gaining a fan base.