Nottingham forest run the risk of losing ben Watson on a free transfer this summer.

The midfielder is out of contract at the City Ground at the end of next month.

Watson, who is 34 years old, has been a key player for Sabri Lamouchi’s side this season and has made 37 appearances in all competitions, chipping in with three goals and three assists.

Losing him for nothing would be a blow for the Reds, especially due to the fact he is showing no signs of hanging up his boots any time soon.

Watson adds some much needed experience and depth into the Forest ranks and deserves to be handed a new one-year deal with the Championship promotion hopefuls.

  Do you approve of Grant McCann as Hull City head coach? Manager Approval Ratings (Week 3)

He joined the club in January 2018 from Premier League side Watford and has been a consistent performer since then.

Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Sport

Watson has racked up over 450 games so far in his career and started out at Crystal Palace as a youngster. He played 189 times for the Eagles before moving onto Wigan Athletic in 2009.

He had loan spells away at QPR and West Brom a year later before writing his name into Latics’ folklore by scoring the winner for them in the FA Cup final in 2013 against Manchester City.

Watson has since had a stint at Watford and helped them win promotion to the top flight in 2015. He will have dreams of doing the same with Nottingham Forest, but his long-term future there hangs in the balance with his current contract due to expire.

  Birmingham City wonderkid's move to Borussia Dortmund placed "on hold"

Should Nottingham Forest hand Watson a new deal?

Yes

No