Jorge Grant has become the third Nottingham Forest player to sign for Mansfield Town this season after joining the Stags on loan, the Reds have confirmed on their official website.

The academy graduate penned terms with the League Two side until the end of the campaign and joins Jordan Smith and Tyler Walker at the club.

The 24-year-old played 22 times for Luton Town during the first half of the season before being recalled by Forest.

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The move is perhaps something of a last chance saloon for Grant who will be desperately keen to show his parent club what he can do.

Grant is no stranger to first team action with the Reds having featured 17 times since making his debut in 2014.

Having taken League Two by storm with Notts County last season, the deal looks like a real coup for the Stags who currently sit fourth in League Two.

It should also enable Grant to play regular first-team football and if he impresses sufficiently there is a reason to suggest he could get a chance back at Forest.

Grant is capable of playing on the left-wing or in a more central attacking role and his versatility will give him the best possible chance of earning another chance at Forest.

The Seat Pitch Verdict

This move looks a great one for all parties.

Mansfield sign a player that scored 15 league goals in League Two last season; whilst Grant gets to play even more first-team football.

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Grant needs to keep progressing at the rate he has done in the last 18 months if he is to catch the eye at the City Ground.

Martin O’Neill looks set to take over as the club’s new manager, as per BBC Sport, and his arrival does look promising for the club’s younger players.

At 24, it really is now or never for Grant when it comes to his Forest career and he will undoubtedly look to hit the ground running at One Call Stadium.

 

 

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