Nottingham Forest have entered the race to sign Wigan Athletic forward Josh Windass, according to the Daily Mail.

The Reds are set to battle Bristol City and Cardiff for the services of the 26-year-old who can play in midfield or as a striker.

Forest are in the market for more forward options. They have already signed Adama Diakhaby on loan from Huddersfield during this transfer window.

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Windass signed for Wigan from Rangers in 2016 and it is thought Wigan will allow him to leave for £500,000.

Born in Hull, Windass has spent the four games he has played playing as a striker. He scored twice against Birmingham City and missed a penalty in a 1-0 defeat to Forest at the City Ground.

Sabri Lamouchi will hope to add to his squad before the window slams shut next Friday.

Attacking options are definitely the order of the day and the fact that Windass can play upfront is a big attraction.

The lively forward is energetic and he is pretty useful with the ball. According to Who Scored, he has a pass success ratio of 82.4% this season and also averages more than two shots a game.

Nottingham Forest News View – Windass could be an ideal signing for Forest

Windass is a name that has perhaps come out of nowhere but he’d be a pretty smart signing.

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The 26-year-old knows the league, works hard and will be determined to prove a point at a bigger club than Wigan.

At Rangers, he netted 19 goals in 73 games but was largely used as a substitute.

Having another attacking option who knows the league would be a useful addition and for half-a-million pounds the deal makes perfect sense.

If Forest could get this signing over the line it would represent a low-risk piece of business and the club could certainly do a lot worse.

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