Nottingham Forest have been linked with a January move for Fleetwood Town right back Conor McLaughlin according to The Nottingham Post.

Forest are currently under a transfer embargo after failing to meet Financial Fair Play rules and regulations and cannot sign players on a permanent basis. It is understood that the transfer embargo at The City Ground could soon be lifted however in the meantime the club could come to an agreement with Fleetwood Town to loan the full back until the summer with a view to a permanent deal once the loan deal ends.

The 24 year old was born in Belfast and has become an important figure in the Northern Irish International side which recently qualified for the European Championships which take place in France in the summer. He has 12 International caps to his name and has also represented his country at Under 16 to Under 21 levels.

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The right back started his career at Preston North End making 28 appearances for The Lilywhites and had a short spell at Shrewsbury Town while learning his trade at Deepdale.

McLaughlin joined Fleetwood in 2012 following The Cod Army’s promotion to The Football League and has gone on to make 131 appearances for the club scoring 3 goals.

The right back is under contract at Highbury until June 2017 therefore Forest would have to pay a significant fee for his services.

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