McGugan on the mend

Forest youngster making good progress

McGugan: Thigh problem

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Lewis McGugan expects to be back in action for Nottingham Forest inside three weeks.

The teenage midfielder has been nursing a thigh injury since the Reds' 3-1 defeat at Swansea on 16th August.

However, he is stepping up his rehabilitation and hopes to be back in Colin Calderwood's plans in the near future.

"It's a case of being patient," McGugan told the club's official website.

Frustrating

"I'm desperate to get back playing again but the last thing I want is to make the injury worse and risk being out for a longer period.

"It's really frustrating because the same sort of thing happened to me at the start of last season and I missed a lot of games.

"But hopefully, if I am careful, then I should be back a lot sooner this season than I was last.

"I was hoping to be back after the international break but the Burnley game (on 13th September) might come a little bit too soon for me.

"I'm probably looking at the Charlton match (a week later) but it is important that I'm fully recovered first."