JUST IN : Nottingham Forest’s Confirmed Another Brilliant Star Fresh Injury Blow 

JUST IN : Nottingham Forest’s Confirmed Another Fresh Injury Blow

Elanga was an unused substitute in Sweden’s 5-0 thrashing of Estonia in Tallinn on Saturday, with Dejan Kulusevski and Emil Forsberg preferred.

However, has now been sent home from the squad early, meaning he will miss Sweden’s Euro 2024 qualifier with Austria on Tuesday, instead, returning back to the UK to be assessed further.


The Swedish FA released a statement saying: “Anthony Elanga has left the men’s national team squad due to a minor injury. He was therefore not present at Sunday’s training.”

ANTHONY ELANGA | Welcome To Nottingham Forest 2023 ⚪🔴 | Unreal Goals, Skills & Assists (HD) - YouTube

The 21-year-old would have hoped to be rewarded with his first league start by Steve Cooper against Burnley next week after his heroics shortly before the international break.


The winger scored the only goal as Forest recorded a famous 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea.


Elanga has shown plenty of promising glimpses in his four cameo appearances off the bench so far this season.


Nottingham Forest’s Taiwo Awoniyi celebrates scoring their first goal on August 12, 2023

© Reuters


On debut, the Swede provided the assist for Taiwo Awoniyi’s goal at the Emirates against Arsenal, but Forest still fell to a narrow defeat.


The roles were reversed in West London, as it was Awoniyi who set up Elanga to score, but this time Forest would go on to claim all three points.


A first-half hamstring injury suffered by Danilo saw Elanga thrust into the action at Chelsea.


With both players now doubtful though, another of Forest’s new signings may have to come in to play behind Awoniyi.


However, Callum Hudson-Odoi’s fitness is still under question with his lack of game time, and the same can be said of Divock Origi, who also has not featured in any capacity since May.


The sale of Brennan Johnson could see Ryan Yates used in a more advanced role from the start again, like he did in the first half before Danilo’s injury.


Forest host Burnley at the City Ground on Monday night, in their first match after the international break.


Sports Mole Logo Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole’s free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

email address


Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.