Injured Norwich City midfielder Alex Tettey ruled out for Nottingham Forest trip
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Alex Tettey will not be fit for Norwich City's Championship trip to Nottingham Forest on Saturday - but Ivo Pinto and Robbie Brady are part of the matchday squad.
City chief Alex Neil confirmed at his pre-match press call on Friday afternoon Tettey has failed to shake off the hip problem that forced him to be substituted during the break in Tuesday's 2-1 Championship home win over Wigan.
Pinto also made a half-time exit against the Latics but has responded well to treatment on a groin problem. Brady is back in the fold after suffering nerve damage to his leg in the 3-2 home win over Cardiff City last weekend.
'Robbie is back and available. He'll be fine. Ivo has trained this morning and is in consideration as well. He should be fine. He did the full training session,' said Neil. 'It really was a case of taking a precaution with him during the week because he wanted to carry on but with that type of injury there was a serious risk he would be out for a number of weeks. He over-stretched and those type of injuries can be made worse and you are out for six weeks.
'I doubt Alex is going to be available, which is disappointing. It's a bit of a blow for us. He's hurt his hip. We're hoping it's going to settle down as quickly as possible. Forced substitutions have been common this season, which isn't a good situation to find ourselves in. It is not as bad as we first feared. We are relatively positive about that but we have to take a look over the next few days.'
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Summer signing Nelson Oliveira, who spent last season on-loan at Nottingham Forest, is poised for his first action since moving to Carrow Road in next week's EFL Cup trip to Everton.
'He will play some part during the week against Everton,' said Neil. 'The issue I think that has dogged him at the moment is I don't think he could do what might be required. He could come on as a sub but if someone was to break down could he do 85 minutes? The answer is probably not but if we can get him 45 or 60 minutes and we can build him from there.
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'The difficulty Nelson has got, compared to maybe Alex Pritchard, who had to go through a similar situation, is that he is quite versatile in the number of positions he can play. Nelson is a number nine. It is one area you can't be off the pace and play in that position.'