Nottingham Forest are thought to have Fulham midfielder Kevin McDonald on their list of deadline day transfer targets.

According to Nottingham Post journalist Paul Taylor, the central midfielder is on boss Martin O’Neill’s radar although the chances of a deal happening are still ‘very, very slim’.

McDonald has played 11 games in the Premier League for Fulham this season; but since the arrival of Claudio Ranieri he has fallen down the pecking order.

31st October 2017, Craven Cottage, London, England; EFL Championship football, Fulham versus Bristol City; Marlon Pack of Bristol City and Jamie Paterson of Bristol City challenging Kevin McDonald of Fulham (Photo by John Patrick Fletcher/ Action Plus via Getty Images)

The Reds are seemingly in the market for some new recruits before tonight’s deadline; having earlier completed the signing of Monaco midfielder, Pele.

It would perhaps come as a shock if Forest do pull off a deal for McDonald give the quantity of midfielders already on the books at the City Ground.

O’Neill did play a three-pronged midfield against Wigan on Saturday; although the Reds still boast numerous options in that position.

The 30-year-old won promotion with the Cottagers last season and was an instrumental part of Slavisa Jokanovic’s squad.

Forest would flex some real ambition with the signing of McDonald and it now remains to be seen whether a deal can be done prior to the deadline.

The Seat Pitch Verdict

It does seem somewhat odd that Forest are possibly pursuing another central midfielder.

McDonald, however, does possess some qualities that the Reds’ other midfielders perhaps don’t.

A player with McDonald’s experience is one not to dismiss lightly and O’Neill clearly sees something in the Scotsman.

There is a sense that this would be a decent piece of business, but only if Forest can land targets at the back and up front too.

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