Keylor Navas is set to miss the Forest’s last Premier League match against Crystal Palace, indicating that it may be his last game for the club.
During the victory over Arsenal, Navas had to leave the pitch due to an injury sustained when landing heavily after collecting a ball in injury time.
Unfortunately, Navas hasn’t recovered in time to be included in the squad for the match at Selhurst Park. Moreover, reports from France suggest that the loaned player from Paris St. Germain will not extend his stay at Nottingham Forest, potentially marking the end of his career at the City Ground.
In addition to Navas, there are concerns about the availability of the Brazilian duo Felipe and Danilo, both of whom were substituted during the Arsenal match and are now uncertain for the upcoming game.
“Keylor is out for the game,” boss Steve Cooper said. “He won’t feature. You saw him come off right at the end of the game with a groin injury.
“Felipe and Danilo both came off as well and are doubts for the game. We’ll see about them. We’ve still got a day or two until the game, so we’ll see how they are.”
Navas’ time at Forest has come to an end
Forest’s ability to survive in the Premier League is truly commendable. This is considering their prolonged absence from the top flight and the significant squad changes they experienced last season.
Having secured their status in the league, Cooper is now shifting his focus towards the upcoming season and beyond.
“Initially it was relief and really positive emotions,” he said. “You could see the joy that it gave the supporters and everyone connected with the team.
“No one wants to be down at the bottom of the league, fighting to stay in it, but it happens, especially at a promoted team. We had been out of the league for a couple of decades.
“And the way we had to go about it from the day we got promoted to this day. there has been so much change at the club.
“There is a feeling of satisfaction that we’ve had to contend with so many things that haven’t happened before.
“The boys have managed to get over the line and they deserve so much credit for that. For me as the days have gone by it has really now turned into motivation about how we have to improve.
“We have a tough game at Palace where we are really determined to finish off the season well.”