Some reports over the last few days have linked Nottingham Forest with a move for Tranmere Rovers winger Corey Blackett-Taylor.

Scottish champions Celtic are also thought to be among the clubs interested in the player.

Any link at this time of the year should be taken with a pinch of salt but the link to the flying winger is an interesting one.

The 22-year-old is a former Aston Villa trainee and boasts unbelievable acceleration to get past opponents.

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In League One last season he netted five goals and registered six assists – statistics which, in truth, won’t get too many supporters excited.

Forest aren’t blessed with loads of wingers though. Beyond Sammy Ameobi and Joe Lolley, the Reds have struggled to get wide players making an impact.

Nuno Da Costa looks like he might become a decent player; whilst Adama Diakhaby will almost certainly head back to Huddersfield when his loan expires.

That leaves Forest in need of another wide option and Blackett-Taylor could emulate the success of Ameobi.

When the 28-year-old checked in on a free from Bolton many fans were left scratching their heads as to why Forest needed him.

Three goals and nine assists later and his early cynics are now adamant that Ameobi had proved a decent acquisition for the club.


Blackett-Taylor could make a similar impact if Forest can beat Celtic to his signature.

Coming from lower down the pyramid Blackett-Taylor would be hungry with a desire to finally prove himself in a higher division.

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It would seem that the Tranmere man would only be a target if Forest fail in their promotion quest but he could prove shrewd.

Blackett-Taylor may well have other options. Given the poor performances of Diakhaby since January, Forest must ensure they get their recruitment spot on when signing a winger in the summer.

With that in mind, another Ameobi-type signing would be ideal.

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