However, the versatile performer faces an anxious wait to discover where – or even if – he will be deployed.
Cohen had established himself at left-back before his one-match ban but that position is now occupied by Nicky Shorey following his arrival on loan from Aston Villa. He could revert to his more accustomed midfield role if boss Billy Davies decides to restore the 22-year-old to his starting line-up.
French midfielder Guy Moussi and forward Nathan Tyson could also come back into the reckoning.
Moussi missed the win over Doncaster with an ankle injury while a calf problem has ruled Tyson out of the last four matches.
Davies faces a welcome selection headache as he looks to extend Forest’s 10-game unbeaten league run with long-term injury victim Julian Bennett (knee) the only absentee.