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=”http://blackburn.theoffside.com”>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.”