Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Nedum Onuoha to miss Nottingham Forest match

Looking towards this weekends FA Cup match against Nottingham Forest, Mark Hughes is likely without the services of Nedum Onuoha. The twenty-two year-old centre back has fared well during the recent matches against Hull City and href=””>Blackburn, splitting time with Micah Richards. However the workload has proved to be a problem as he is having some modest problems with his hamstrings and will sit so that he is ready for Portsmouth match on January 10.

Mark Hughes said of absence:

“Nedum is likely to miss out because of tight hamstrings. It’s unfortunate for him and a shame because he did really well in the second-half against Hull, and again at Blackburn last Sunday.

It was a good opportunity for him but when you have not played that many games sometimes it can be difficult to build up the match strength that you need.

He is a little bit compromised at the moment but hopefully it is only a six to eight day injury and he will be ok for the trip to Portsmouth.”