In the words of Rafiki from The Lion King, “The King has returned”.
OK, perhaps ‘king’ is a little too dramatic a term to use, but when someone this important is set to make a comeback this weekend, I think we can afford ourselves a little bit of leeway on the matter.
Nottingham Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi confirmed yesterday during his press conference that club captain Michael Dawson is back in contention to face fierce rivals Derby County on Saturday.
Dawson has been out injured with a calf problem since the Stoke City game in September and it has forced Lamouchi to try players like Chema and Tobias Figueiredo in the centre of defence. Whilst they did win a few games, they did lose a few too, and there just hasn’t been the same chemistry that Worrall and Dawson were enjoying beforehand.
Whilst he did say that he was ‘in contention’ to start rather than guaranteeing a place for the 35-year-old, that didn’t stop Forest fans from taking to social media to express their delight that the club captain could be back for such an important game.
— Demuss nffc musson (@DemussDarren) November 7, 2019
— C A R L W R I G H T ; 🌱 (@apertunity) November 7, 2019
If he’s fit he plays simple as that!!
— Brow 19 (@DWealthall) November 7, 2019
— COKEY NFFC shelton21🏴🏴 (@RedsForest21) November 7, 2019
Let’s hope he is fit, we have missed him
— Robert Rae (@RobertR31279978) November 7, 2019
Aaaaaaahhhhhh Joe worralls farther is back cmon
— Kieren (@kingkieren10) November 7, 2019
Whilst those fans seem happy, we at FFC would rather he take the extra days rest rather than rushing him back.