Nottingham Forest are in desperate need of a left-back. On Sunday their season gets underway and Gaetan Bong is the only recognised option.

Yuri Ribeiro has departed on a free transfer, whilst Tyler Blackett has undergone surgery.

Bong is hardly a safe bet and Chris Hughton will want to strengthen the left-hand side of his back four before

Attempts to sign Josh Doig and Lee Buchanan have so far been fruitless, with Milas Mohammadi also an option.

With Forest in desperate need of reinforcements on the left-hand side, we looked at three free-agent left-backs who could come into the club.

Neil Taylor

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It’s quite remarkable that a club hasn’t snapped up the 32-year-old just yet.

The experienced performer has 146 Premier League games and 103 Championship outings to his name.

Last season he was at Villa Park but spent an awful lot of time on the bench for Dean Smith’s team.

The fact he didn’t play much would make him a risk but he’s a vastly experienced performer who could make for a decent short-term fix.

 

Joe Bennett

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The former Cardiff City man is another proven performer without a club at the moment.

At 31 he would again represent a short-term option, although he’s an extremely reliable performer.

Bennett has made 262 Championship appearances and finished last season on the reckoning at Cardiff.

Bennett has recently posted on Twitter that he’s keeping himself busy with some training and with that in mind, he may come in raring to go.

Florian Miguel

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A bit of a long shot but the Frenchman does seem to fit the profile of a Dane Murphy recruit.

He is only 24 and finished last season playing regularly for a team in Ligue 1.

Miguel can also operate at centre-back and he would provide the Reds with a versatile option at the back.

The young defender has played for Nimes and Tours FC throughout his career and would represent another left-back option for Forest.

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