Championship

Janko has earned his place in Nottingham Forest’s starting XI

Janko has earned his place in Nottingham Forest’s starting XI

Nottingham Forest are going through a rut at the moment. Winless in their last four games in the Championship, manager Aitor Karanka must do something fast to halt this slump. 

Luckily, with so many players bought over the summer, he has plenty of options to chose from in order to alleviate his problems.

That is why new man Saidy Janko has to start for The Reds when they play Sheffield Wednesday at The City Ground tonight. The 22-year-old Switzerland under-21 international looked lethal against Swansea at the weekend, posing a constant threat alongside Matt Phillips on the right flank.

It was the first start of the season for the Porto loan, and he certainly gave Karanka a selection problem. The Spaniard has preferred Tendayi Darikwa thus far this season, but it looks as though he should make way for Janko.

Janko (valued at £2.7m on Transfermarkt.co.uk) may provide the deliveries into the box that striker Lewis Grabban desperately needs to find his scoring touch, and could ignite his season. Karanka will be searching for how to get Grabban going this season, and this may be his best option.

Forest have only managed to win the solitary match so far in the Championship this season, drawing five. Their opponents tonight, Sheffield Wednesday, sit only three points ahead of them in the table. A win would mean that Karanka’s men leapfrog The Owls in their pursuit of the top six.

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