Nottingham Forest will undoubtedly enter the transfer market during the summer. After their successful purchase of Scott McKenna the club might look to Scotland once more.

The defender checked in from Aberdeen during the summer and has taken to life in the Championship with aplomb.

Amid plenty of summer signings which haven’t worked out, the 25-year-old has proved a more than capable addition.

Forest will have scouts operating in plenty of markets but a glance north of the border might throw up some decent gems once more.

Here we look at three players from the Scottish Premiership who Forest should look at following the success of McKenna.

Josh Doig

Ambitious maybe but definitely one for Forest to take a look at.

Goal reported back in January that Manchester City, Leeds and Arsenal are keen on the Hibernian full-back.

The 18-year-old has played 27 times in the first-team at Easter Road and is viewed as a future star.

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Doig has two-and-a-half years left on his deal and it’s thought his signature will command a fee in the region of £1 million.

That shouldn’t be too much of a problem and Forest could do with a left-back in the summer.

Yuri Ribeiro is out of contract, with Gaetan Bong and Tyler Blackett both probably capable of being backup at best.

If Forest could tempt Doig into checking-in on Trentside it would be deemed a major coup.

 

Lawrence Shankland

The Dundee United striker has been linked with a move to the City Ground previously (The Scottish Sun).

Celtic and Rangers have both monitored his progress too and it’ll be interesting to see if he does earn a big move.

The 25-year-old has spent some time out injured during 2020/21 but has still managed seven goals and four assists.

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Last season he fired 28 goals as the club were promoted from the Championship and is viewed as a natural-born goalscorer.

The man with four Scotland caps could be on the radar of several clubs in the summer and why not Forest.

Lewis Grabban and Lyle Taylor are both in their thirties and a younger model will soon need to be sought.

Lewis Ferguson

Raiding McKenna’s former club could be an option for Forest in the summer.

The Dons midfielder has enjoyed a decent campaign during 2020/21, scoring nine goals and claiming five assists.

He too will have plenty of potential suitors but he’d relish the chance of a move to England.

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The middle of the park might need some reinforcing during the summer.

Cafu and Ryan Yates will remain at the club but James Garner will return to Manchester United and Samba Sow is likely to be released.

Ferguson would add some real quality to the midfield ranks and is another option for Forest to consider.

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