Nottingham Forest boss Martin O’Neill will go in search of several new players this summer as he looks to make a charge towards promotion.

As of yet, the Reds haven’t signed a player.

Hard work will undoubtedly be taking place behind the scenes to add to the ranks, however.

Alan Hutton is reportedly on the verge of signing for Forest, according to reports from The Sun.

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The right-back was released from promotion-winning Aston Villa at the end of last season and is on the lookout for a new club.


Hutton, 34 made 34 appearances for the Villans last season. His progress was hampered from February onwards following a hamstring injury.

Forest’s options at right-back do look somewhat restricted. Tendayi Darikwa is currently the only senior option and he is expected to miss the start of the campaign due to his involvement in the African Cup of Nations.

O’Neill had mentioned a desire to resign Sam Byram previously, but it remains to be seen whether or not a deal can be done.

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It’s pretty fair to suggest that Forest fans don’t really want Hutton to arrive at the City Ground, even if he would be on a free transfer.

Several have taken to Twitter to oppose the signing.

We rounded up the best tweets in reaction to Forest’s link to Hutton:

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