Sky Bet Championship side Nottingham Forest are set to release defender Daniel Pinillos, confirmed Manager Mark Warburton earlier today.

The Reds signed the 24-year-old Spanish defender in July 2015 from Cordoba, and the former Ourense player made 35 appearances for the Championship side before his contract ran out this summer.

Pinillos’ time in England has been hampered by a major knee ligament injury, the second time a serious knee injury has damaged his career, in December 2015, a spell on the sidelines which saw him miss almost a whole year before returning in November 2016.

Pinillos has also only netted the once for the Reds, however his solitary goal proved to be vital as he scored in injury time to salvage a 2-2 draw with local rivals Derby County in March.

Manager Mark Warburton thanked Pinillos when he confirmed the defender’s departure from The City Ground earlier today with BBC Radio Nottingham.

“From the first day I was in the hot seat he’s been a perfect professional and worked very hard.

“I thank him for all his efforts and wish him the very best for the future.

Speaking also to the Nottingham Post, Warburton said: “He will not be staying with us. It is my decision, it is about what I think is right.

“We are thankful for his service, he has been a very good pro. He will have a good career, but it was not right for Dani to be here.”

The Reds secured their Sky Bet Championship status with final day drama in the League meaning their win against Ipswich Town would save them at the expense of Blackburn Rovers.


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