Championship

O’Neill must sign Robinson and N’Diaye

O’Neill must sign Robinson and N’Diaye

Nottingham Forest will be hoping for a better time of things under Martin O’Neill as they never really managed to ensure consistency under Aitor Karanka.

Indeed, promotion to the Premier League will still be the main aim for Forest from here on in until the end of the season, with the Midlands club only four points off securing a play-off place.

However, Martin O’Neill may want to make a number of changes to help implement his style of play and how he wants to run things. Indeed, the former Republic of Ireland manager will have plenty of contacts and players in mind that could have a positive affect on Forest’s push for promotion.

Therefore, making these TWO signings can ensure O’Neill gets Nottingham Forest promoted…

ALFRED N’DIAYE

Alfred N’Diaye played a vital part in Wolverhampton Wanderers’ title-winning campaign last time out in the Championship. He featured 39 times and produced two goals and three assists, as a defensive midfielder who uses his strength and pace to unsettle the opposition and move into attacking areas.

The Senegalese international was on Sunderland’s books while Martin O’Neill was the manager back in 2013, so there is a previous link between the pair. He is currently on loan at Malaga from Villareal, but launching a permanent swoop for him this month could tempt the Spanish club.

Forest could do with bringing in an enforcer who has the ability to dominate proceedings in the middle of midfield, as the likes of Jack Colback and Adlene Guedioura are rather preserved.

CALLUM ROBINSON

Callum Robinson has established himself as one of the standout performers in the Championship this season, with 10 goals and three assists to his name.

O’Neill gifted the 23-year-old his international debut with the Republic of Ireland, so the pair have already developed a bond and he is well aware of his ability and potential.

Nevertheless, with Nottingham Forest’s attacking Portuguese contingent falling off the pace in recent times, it would make sense for O’Neill to bring in a proven attacker who can guarantee goals and assists.

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