SHANE Ferguson is back in training and could be in contention to face Nottingham Forest on Friday if he comes through the week without a setback.
Ferguson, 28, has been struggling with a knee cartilage problem and hasn’t played for his club since Gary Rowett’s second game in charge, the 2-1 defeat at Reading on November 2.
Ferguson played 90 minutes in Northern Ireland’s 6-1 loss to Germany in a Euro 2020 qualification fixture on November 19 but has missed the Lions’ last four games.
“Fergie had a little bit of damage to the cartilage that he’s had previously and been able to manage,” Rowett said.
“The specialist told us to let it settle down for a few days. It’s settled down and he went and trained [Monday]. He felt okay.
“It’s whether when he comes in [Tuesday] has it reacted, has it swelled up, or is it okay? He’ll probably train again [Tuesday] and it will be over a week or two when we’ll see if he can manage it.
“Some players don’t feel it and get through it and it’s fine. Other players respond in a negative way and will have to have an operation.”
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