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Nottingham Forest fans buzzing about Joao Carvalho’s imminent return

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Nottingham Forest face Derby County in one of the fiercest rivalries in English football on Tuesday night as the two sides go head-to-head in the Carabao Cup.

The Reds currently have their hands on the Brian Clough Trophy after a 1-0 victory at the City Ground back in February this year, so there’s more than just a place in the next round at stake.

And it appears that fans’ excitement has been given a monumental boost ahead of the game, as Joao Carvalho has been spotted back in training, seemingly on the brink of returning to action.

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The 22-year-old ace is the club’s record transfer at £13.2m and has been absent for all five Championship games this campaign having picked up an ankle injury during pre-season.

In the Championship last term, the Portuguese midfielder netted four goals and also laid on eight assists, per Whoscored – the latter number was only bettered in his side by Joe Lolley (11).

Upon seeing Carvalho’s appearance at training, many fans reacted on Twitter.

One supporter compared the midfielder’s potential partnership with Rafa Mir to that of yesteryear with Stan Collymore and Bryan Roy, who as a pair became a lethal duo in the mid-to-late 90s.

Another member of the Forest faithful labelled him a ‘little magician’ whilst another added an image to suggest that the Reds are on their way to the Premier League.

Here’s the best of the reaction from Twitter:

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