Nottingham Forest midfielder Ryan Yates will serve a three-match suspension following his sending off at the weekend.

The 21-year-old was shown his marching orders by Craig Pawson after a stupid challenge on Adam Nagy.

Yates had made his return against Luton Town earlier in the month and also managed 90 minutes against Derby County.

Talk has turned to who might replace him during his suspension. Alfa Semedo is nearing a return and Samba Sow isn’t a million miles away either.

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One man whose name seems to be on the lips of supporters, however, is Liam Bridcutt.

The defensive midfielder is on loan at Bolton Wanderers but only until January.

The Trotters would dearly like to keep him around the University of Bolton Stadium but it remains to be seen whether they will complete an extension.

Bridcutt had fallen way down the pecking order at the City Ground. He made 31 appearances during the 2017/18 campaign but then fell out of favour under Aitor Karanka.

Bolton offered the 30-year-old a chance to revive his career and play some football.

It’s fair to suggest, however, that he will feel he can still contribute at Championship level.

The chances of him earning another chance at Forest do appear slim. Sow, Semedo, Yates, John Bostock and Tiago Silva can all play central midfield and the Reds are well stocked.

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Some supporters have taken to Twitter to fight Bridcutt’s corner. Some are suggesting that he was perhaps unfairly treated and believe he could have done a job this season.

Here is a selection of tweets from supporters regarding Bridcutt:

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