Championship

Aitor Karanka set to offload these four men from Forest

Nottingham Forest have had a busy summer so far and it appears Aitor Karanka is far from finished as he looks to make his side challengers for a Premier League place.

Forest were disappointing last season in the Championship and the former Middlesbrough manager has been making a number of additions to his squad to ensure they are in position for the upcoming campaign.

However, according to a report in the Nottingham Post, Karanka is also expected to let a number of players leave the City Ground this summer, as he looks to offload a number of his fringe players.

Michael Mancienne is one of the reported players to be about to exit the club, with a move to Turkish outfit Caykur Rizespor. It is believed the former Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers defender is not part of the Tricky Trees plans following the arrivals of Michael Dawson and Jack Robinson.

Jamie Ward, Armand Traore and Jason Cummings, among others, are also understood to be available for transfers this summer after they were all left at home and told they do not have a role to play for Forest as they head to Spain for their training camp.

The Verdict:

Karanka means business this summer and has been making huge movements with improving his squad.

The fact that Mancienne, Ward, Traore and Cummings have all not travelled to Spain clearly suggests that they do not have a future at the City Ground and will need to look elsewhere to get first-team football.

Nottingham Forest fans – thoughts?

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