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Benalouane available as Forest end season against Bolton

The 32-year-old might struggle to win back his place on his return from a ban.

Yohan Benalouane is back after a ban (Scott Wilson/PA)
Yohan Benalouane is back after a ban (Scott Wilson/PA)

Yohan Benalouane will return to contention for Nottingham Forest’s final game of the season against Bolton.

The defender has missed the last two matches through suspension after his red card in the defeat to Sheffield United. He may have to settle for a place on the bench after the Reds recorded back-to-back wins and a couple of clean sheets in his absence.

Jack Colback is still banned, however, after the midfielder received his 15th yellow card of the campaign against the Blades.

Full-back Tendayi Darikwa (hamstring) continues to be assessed as Forest attempt to win three Championship games in a row for the first time this season.

Relegated Bolton have confirmed they will make their players available to play at the City Ground.

The fixture was in doubt after Wanderers’ match against Brentford last week was postponed, with Bolton’s players going on strike over unpaid wages for March and April.

It remains to be seen whether the extended break has given Mark Beevers and Joe Williams time to recover, after both defenders suffered hamstring injuries in the defeat at Blackburn on April 22.

With David Wheater (groin) out and Jack Hobbs nursing a troublesome back problem, Bolton boss Phil Parkinson could be left with just one fit specialist central defender.



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