Nottingham Forest's Robbie Findley close to fitness

Robbie Findley
Findley's World Cup debut for the USA came against England last June

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies said striker Robbie Findley is close to returning to action.

The 25-year-old injured his thigh in training soon after his free transfer to the Reds from Major League Soccer side Real Salt Lake.

Davies told BBC Radio Nottingham: "He's making steady progress coming back and is back in training.

"If he can come through the next few days training he might be a week or two away [from fitness]."

Forest are a point adrift of the play-offs following the midweek victory over Burnley and Davies sees Findley as a vital part of the club's push for promotion.

"He could be a very important player for us for the last three, four, five games or so," Davies added.

"We are at a needs-must situation, we are throwing all these guys back in, as that's what we've got.

"We will keep trying to rush some players back in and perhaps force them back a bit earlier than we'd like."