Nottingham Forest are set to embark on another new era under the management of club legend Martin O’Neill.

The 66-year-old was appointed as Aitor Karanka’s successor yesterday; arriving back at the club where he won two European Cups.

The former Republic of Ireland boss took training for the first time yesterday.

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O’Neill will naturally want to run the rule over his squad before he makes up his mind over any potential tweaks he wants to make.

The speculation will inevitably start in the coming days as to which players the new boss wants to sign; with players he has managed previously likely to be topping the gossip columns.

One man who could be worth a look at is Bristol City winger Callum O’Dowda.

According to Sky Sports, the 23-year-old is wanted by Leeds United and Forest would be wise to join the race for his signature.

The new Reds boss handed the highly-rated Bristol man his Ireland debut in 2016; and the 15 caps he has earned since suggest that O’Neill is a fan.

O’Dowda has been a big part of the Robins’ rise up the Championship this season; making 22 appearances out on the wing for Lee Johnson’s playoff chasing side.

Wide concerns

With Gil Dias having minimal impact since arriving on loan from Monaco it is fair to say Forest could do with some competition for places in wide areas.

The fact that Leeds are wanting to sign the player should showcase just how much quality he possesses.

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The Whites are in pole position to win promotion to the Premier League this season and they clearly wouldn’t sign O’Dowda if they didn’t believe he could have an impact in the top flight.

The winger looks set for a promising career.

His arrival at the City Ground would certainly represent a signing to excite the Forest faithful; whilst it would be an upgrade on some of the club’s other wide options.

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