Speaking to Nottinghamshire Live, Nottingham Forest manager Sabri Lamouchi has hinted that the club are unlikely to bring in a striker on a free transfer despite their limited options up front.

As it stands, Lewis Grabban is the only fit senior striker at the City Ground at the moment, with loanee Rafa Mir set for a short stint out on the sidelines, ruling him out of this weekend’s game against Swansea City.

Now, manager Sabri Lamouchi has said that despite the injury problems and lack of numbers in the striker department, a number of difficulties come with bringing in free agents.

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“It is difficult,” he said. “It was difficult to find one before and it’s more difficult to find one now. If the player is free, there is some reason for that. If you take someone now, they need to add value to the group.

“I am satisfied with the group and satisfied with the players. I am satisfied with the way they are working and their mentality. They want to play together and they want to fight together. That is really good and really positive for the future.”

Lamouchi was then asked if the club have an option to bring loaned out striker Tyler Walker back to the club earlier than planned if needs be. He signed for Lincoln City on loan for the season and has enjoyed a strong start to the season, scoring four goals and providing two assists in seven League One games.

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“We have reflected on this, but unfortunately he can come back just in January, not before,” Lamouchi added.

“It is good to see him doing well, of course. Tyler in Lincoln is doing well, so that is one example of the benefit of going on loan.”


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