Championship strugglers are tracking Falkirk playmaker Craig Sibbald, according to a report from the Daily Record.

The 21-year-old midfielder, who has starred for the Scottish outfit this season, is also being seriously courted by a number of clubs including Celtic and Rangers.

As his contract at the Falkirk Stadium is up at the end of the season, Sibbald could potentially be landed for a compensation fee of just £180,000.

The player is also free to sign a pre-contract agreement with a new club during this window.

Sibbald is a product of Falkirk’s youth academy, and has been a regular member of the Bairns’ first team since his debut as a 16-year-old in 2011.

He has established himself as a goalscorer as well as a playmaker for his side this season, having found the back of the net on seven occasions this season and gained three assists.

The midfielder, who is equally comfortable playing on the left flank, has already made over 170 appearances for Falkirk despite his tender years, and Bairns boss Peter Houston will be reluctant to allow Sibbald to leave his hometown club this window as his side look to return to Scotland’s top flight for the first time since the start of the decade.

Under-fire Forest manager Philippe Montanier will undoubtedly be eager to add to his squad this month, as he looks to turn his side’s poor form around and put smiles back on faces at the City Ground.

They take on away from home this weekend as they look to return to winning ways in the league.


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