Henri Lansbury's Nottingham Forest debut hit by injury

Midfielder Henri Lansbury will not make his Nottingham Forest debut this weekend against Charlton due to an ankle injury.

The 21-year-old will also miss the England Under-21's European Championship qualifiers next week.

Lansbury, who picked up the injury before joining the Reds, told BBC East Midlands Today: "I have a slight injury but I am at the back end of it now.

"Maybe after the international break I will be back fit playing."

Forest boss Sean O'Driscoll added to BBC Radio Nottingham: "We knew about the injury before we signed him. He probably won't be fit until after the [international] break.

"He is not going to go on international duty with the Under-21s. We are going to monitor him here and he should be OK for Birmingham (15 September)."

Lansbury for a fee believed to be in excess of £1m.

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