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King interest shows O’Neill is starting to shape his Nottingham Forest team

King interest shows O’Neill is starting to shape his Nottingham Forest team

According to The Nottingham Post, Forest are targeting out of favour Leicester midfielder Andy King this month. 

The 30-year-old has won League One, the Championship and The Premier League with The Foxes, but has not featured for them this season. He spent half of last season on loan at Swansea, and is severely out of favour at the King Power Stadium.

He will surely want a move away to ensure more game time, and the Championship looks like a very good destination for him.

While Forest fans will argue that it will be hard to accommodate the 50-cap Wales international given the form of some of their defensive midfielders, he will still bring a lot of class and experience. Claudio Yacob and Jack Colback look to be two of The Reds’ best players at the moment, and with Adlène Guedioura also in the mix, King has his work cut out to earn a starting berth at the City Ground.


Therefore, while Forest do look overstocked in this department, there is no guarantee that their current crop of midfielders will thrive under new manager Martin O’Neill, and that they will be a favourite of his. On the other hand, O’Neill may have started his recruitment process in finding players that he wants himself, and who he believes will suit his style.

This may be the beginning of the O’Neill era at the City Ground, where he slowly starts to weed out some of Karanka’s team and brings in new faces of his own to take Nottingham Forest forward.

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