Nottingham Forest will be busy behind the scenes working to compile a list of targets for the January transfer window.

If the Reds maintain their lofty league position the club will hope to add a couple more players in order to see them over the line.

At least one of the club’s targets will be a striker. Lewis Grabban has taken the goalscoring mantle all by himself so far and some assistance will be required.

Rafa Mir is on loan from Wolves but he remains unproven and a more experienced performer will perhaps come in.

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One man who Forest could perhaps take a look at is Aston Villa outcast Jonathan Kodjia.

The Ivorian international is an experienced Championship performer and perhaps wouldn’t cost quite so much as say Dwight Gayle for example.

He has fallen down the pecking order following Villa’s promotion last season. The 30-year-old has played just 20 minutes of Premier League football during 2019/20 and given his age he needs to play.

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Kodjia has 47 goals and 11 assists from his 139 games in the Championship having played for Villa and Bristol City.

Versatility

Last season he scored nine in the club’s promotion-winning campaign, despite largely being used out wide.

The fact he can operate in wider areas perhaps makes him a more viable option for the Reds than an out-and-out striker.

If Grabban remains fit then you would fancy him to start and probably hit the 20-goal mark for Forest.

The Reds aren’t blessed with lots of wingers, certainly not ones with the goalscoring prowess of Kodjia and killing two birds with one stone would make him an ideal target.

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It remains to be seen if Villa would be willing to do business but a deal wouldn’t cost a fortune.

Kodjia earns £35,000-a-week (Spotrac) at Villa Park but the club may be willing to let him go on the cheap given that he has hardly played this season.

Forest could certainly do a lot worse than land the man with 24 caps for his country when the window opens in January.

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