Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill has emerged as a potential signing for Nottingham Forest, according to Hull Live.

The former Arsenal trainee is currently turning out for Dutch outfit Excelsior where he has spent 18 months.

After leaving the Gunners in 2015, he signed for Swindon. After 56 appearances for the club, he headed for Holland and signed for Helmond Sport.

Since his first foray into Dutch football, he’s worked his way through the leagues and has also played for FC Dordrecht.

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Now, Ormonde-Ottewill could be in line for a return to England with Forest. The 25-year-old looks to have been identified as a fallback option, should the Reds be unable to sign Lee Buchanan.

The Reds are in need of a left-back. Yuri Ribeiro has left the club on a free, whilst Tyler Blackett is currently injured.

Signing Ormonde-Ottewill might represent a risk. It’s fair to say, however, that Forest’s need for a left-back is pretty desperate.

Starting the season with Gaetan Bong doesn’t bear thinking about and Chris Hughton knows he needs to act quickly.

Would Ormonde-Ottewill represent a good signing for Forest?

It has to be said that he would be an underwhelming alternative to Derby star Buchanan.

Ormonde-Ottewill is an unknown quantity and his arrival would represent something of a risk.

The 25-year-old is at a nice age and he can play further forward in a wing-back role, giving Hughton some flexibility if required.

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The report claims a fee won’t be a stumbling block. With that in mind, he perhaps wouldn’t cost a fortune to Forest.

Supporters will hope for a bigger name to come in at left-back and with that in mind, the hope will be that a deal for Buchanan can still be struck.

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