Nottingham Forest are one of several clubs credited with holding an interest in Charlton Athletic striker Lyle Taylor, according to Team Talk.

The 29-year-old is out of contract next summer and that has alerted several clubs towards his potential availability.

Sheffield United, Burnley and Bristol City are all thought to be keen alongside Forest.

Taylor had taken to life in the Championship with aplomb before picking up an injury. He netted five goals in his first six games but Saturday’s substitute appearance was his first since August.

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The previous owners at The Valley had not been forthcoming with a new contract offer. It’s now anticipated that with a new hierarchy in place, the Addicks will try and keep Taylor beyond the end of the season.

January interest could turn his head, however, and it remains to be seen what will happen when the window reopens.

In total, Taylor has 30 goals to his name from 52 appearances for the Addicks. His prolific form last season saw the club promotion through the play-offs, beating Sunderland 2-1 in the final at Wembley.

Forest drew 2-2 with Millwall on Friday night and the game highlighted the team’s need for some competition for Lewis Grabban.

The 31-year-old came on and saved the day for Sabri Lamouchi’s team with a well-taken brace.


Rafa Mir started the game and once again offered little to suggest he is capable of scoring regularly.

The Wolves loan signing has failed to score for Forest and boss Lamouchi will pursue some firepower during the summer.

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The Reds are currently fifth in the Championship and Grabban is capable of firing the club into the top-six this season.

If anything were to happen to him, however, a problem would emerge.

Having a striker like Taylor in reserve would be ideal for Forest. The ex-Wimbledon man is energetic, hardworking and isn’t short of confidence.

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