The four-goal striker returned early from international duty with Mali with tight hamstrings and will sit out against Forest.But Danny Graham is in line for his debut after signing on loan from Sunderland and could partner Bakary Sako.Dave Edwards remains out after he damaged medial knee ligaments in the 2-1 defeat at Ipswich earlier this month but Scott Golbourne could be available after being sidelined for the last three games with a foot injury
Forest boss Stuart Pearce has seen his defensive options boosted ahead of the trip to Molineux.Centre-half Kelvin Wilson and full-back Danny Fox have both made good progress with their fitness during the international break
The pair were unavailable against Norwich a fortnight ago but could be in contention to play on Saturday.Chris Burke, Jamaal Lascelles and Tom Ince have returned unscathed from international duty, while some more good news for Pearce sees Jack Hobbs and Andy Reid (groin) edging closer to a return."Jack Hobbs is doing really well, he's very pleased with his ankle at this moment in time," Pearce told local media at his press conference on Thursday
"It will run its course into Christmas time
It's a bone-healing situation so we can't take shortcuts on that one
It's the same with Reidy, it'll be around Christmas
We're delighted with both of those."
Source : PA