Former Nottingham Forest star Wes Morgan has suggested that Saturday’s FA Cup Final win could be the perfect swansong.

The centre-back came on with 10 minutes remaining as Leicester City held off Chelsea to win the competition for the first time.

Morgan moved to the King Power Stadium in 2012, costing £1 million, with Forest in the midst of a financial crisis.

He hasn’t looked back. During his time with the Foxes he’s lifted the Premier League title and also played in the Champions League.

Chelsea v Leicester City: The Emirates FA Cup Final
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Now he’s added an FA Cup winners medal to his collection and Morgan has explained that could be it.

Shortly after lifting the trophy at Wembley, Morgan told Sky Sports: “Nothing’s been announced yet, I need to discuss it with the club, but I don’t think I’ve got too many miles left on the clock, we’ll say that.

“I wasn’t sure if I’d make the squad. The gaffer asked me if I could make it on the bench and I said if I’m needed for the last 10 minutes, I’ll be available.

“The last think I expected a week ago was to be playing again. But I’ve come on and won an FA Cup.”

Morgan helped Forest back into the Championship and made a staggering 381 appearances for the club. He also captained the club on several occasions.

 

His departure was a sad one given the financial cloud Forest were sat under, but very few have begrudged him success with the Foxes.

The uncompromising central defender came through the Reds academy and is arguably the most successful graduate.

Could Forest move for Morgan?

At 37 it seems highly unlikely. Morgan suggesting he doesn’t have many miles left, further enhances the chances of retirement.

Forest had Michael Dawson in their ranks last season and didn’t use him, so it’s not really likely for Chris Hughton to turn to Morgan.

Furthermore, the Reds are well-stocked at centre-back. Scott McKenna, Joe Worrall, Loic Mbe Soh and Tobias Figueiredo make for a pretty decent defensive group.

Chelsea v Leicester City: The Emirates FA Cup Final
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Morgan could be a decent addition to the Forest coaching staff. Young lads would instantly look up to him and what he’s achieved at Leicester is nothing short of remarkable.

Forest can always benefit from having people around the club who understand the traditions and values.

Morgan ticks those boxes and handing him a coaching role would surely go down well with supporters.

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