Former Nottingham Forest fan favourite Colin Barrett says that the club must target a striker before the transfer window closes.

The Reds have been active in the transfer market so far, adding six players to their ranks.

Sabri Lamouchi has Lewis Grabban as his only proven goalscorer, however and Barrett thinks that needs addressing.

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With Tyler Walker unproven at Championship level and Daryl Murphy reportedly surplus to requirements, it leaves Forest with a conundrum.

Barrett told Seat Pitch: “You don’t anywhere without goalscorers. Goals win you football matches and at the moment Forest have got Lewis Grabban.

“Last season when you look at the goals Forest scored it was usually Grabban or Joe Lolley. Aside from those two, there wasn’t a lot else in the way of goals.”

The £6m signing netted 17 goals last season and he looks like being tasked with the goalscoring mantle again during 2019/20.

Barett thinks decisions need to be made on the club’s fringe strikers, however.

He continued: “In terms of Daryl (Murphy), I don’t think anyone should ever be told they aren’t going to play. You just never know when you might need them to come in. I think that’s a little bit wrong.

“There’s also a decision to be made on Tyler (Walker).

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“Pre-season is the perfect opportunity for him to be given a chance. He didn’t get long in the Olympiacos game, but he has to get an opportunity to show what he can do during these run of friendlies.”

Barrett makes strong points regarding the goalscoring capabilities within the Forest ranks.

Grabban could certainly do with some of the pressure taking off this season.

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His 17 goals during 2018/19 came despite missing four penalties and being sidelined for several games through injury.

Reinforcements in the striking department between now and the start of the season certainly wouldn’t go amiss.

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