Forestieri faces lengthy injury lay-off

Fernando Forestieri could be ruled out for at least six weeks after limping off in the closing minutes at Blackburn on Saturday.

Reports indicate that scans have shown he pulled a hamstring after coming on as a second-half substitute at Ewood Park and it’s a blow for both player and club as he had only just returned to action from a hamstring problem suffered in early October, keeping him out for seven weeks.

Now, with the busy Christmas and New Year schedule fast approaching, Forestieri may well miss up to a further 10 matches … provided his recuperation goes to plan.