The Mirror understands that Sky Bet Championship side Nottingham Forest are keen on making a move for talented Livingston youngster Matthew Knox. The young striker has been on trial at many Premier League clubs over the past year, including Manchester United.

The 17-year-old made his breakthrough into the team last season, and made a further 12 appearances this season as The Lions won promotion out of Scottish League One as champions. Forest manager Mark Warburton previously tried to sign the player when in charge of Scottish giants Rangers.

Not only has Warburton been an admirer of his in the past, but so have Nottingham Forest too. Under then boss Dougie Freedman, the EFL club made a move to take him to the City Ground last January. Robert Wilson, the then interim Livingston chairman, revealed that he had turned down Nottingham Forest’s bid simply because they didn’t want to sell him.

The youngster appears to have a very firm head on his shoulders based on some of his recent comments. He says that he doesn’t allow any of the speculation to bother him, when speaking to the Daily Record last month. Although he grew up a Celtic fan, he said he’d find a move to Rangers impossible to turn down. Nevertheless, Nottingham Forest are still likely to throw their hat into the ring in a bid to tempt him to the club. Although only 17, he clearly has a very bright future in the game. The video below shows Knox being part of the Livingston team that defeated Rangers 1-0 back in April 2016.

 


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