Nottingham Forest fans would be forgiven if they had expected more from Martin O’Neill during his time at The City Ground, as things have not really improved under Aitor Karanka’s successor.
A Forest legend as a player, his managerial time at the club has not exactly gone to plan just yet as he has won just three of the eight games he has overseen in charge.
The Tricky Trees are currently languishing outside the playoff spots, however, it appears the manager may have been given a transfer boost should they not achieve promotion this season.
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According to the Birmingham Mail, Leo Bonatini would be more than happy to remain at Nottingham Forest beyond the end of the season.
The forward arrived on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers on Deadline Day in the January transfer window and is understood to have an option to turn his temporary switch into a permanent deal.
“Yes, of course,” he told the Birmingham Mail about whether he would like to extend his stay. “It is a really good team and they have very good conditions here.
“Even if we don’t achieve the playoffs and we are staying in the Championship next season, I would like to stay because I have found it really good.
“But of course I know that it is not just about me; I have a contract with Wolves. But I am enjoying being here.”
Bonatini is yet to really get going at Nottingham Forest as he has made just four appearances for them since arriving on loan.
However, fans will be eager to see him replicate the form that he showed for Wolves last season as they managed to race away with the Championship title, with the 24-year-old bagging 12 goals in that campaign.
If he were able to reach those heights immediately, there would be no reason as to why the club will not be within a shout of achieving playoff football this season.
But if they were not able to, a full Championship season with the City Ground outfit next year could be exactly what the club needs to propel them back to the Premier League.
Nottingham Forest fans, do you believe Bonatini will do enough this season to earn himself a permanent move in the summer and would you be happy to see that happen? Join in with the discussion below by letting us know your thoughts.