Nottingham Forest have signed Max Lowe on a season-long loan from Sheffield United. He has become Forest’s fifth summer signing behind Ethan Horvath, Philip Zinckernagel, Jordi Osei-Tutu and James Garner.
The Reds have been in need of a left-back. Nicholas Ioannou and Tyler Blackett have departed, whilst Yuri Ribeiro was allowed to leave on a free. Gaetan Bong hasn’t covered himself in glory during his time at Forest.
Lowe has made 11 appearances for the Blades. He signed for the club in August 2020, in a £15 million deal which also saw Jayden Bogle leave Derby for Sheffield United.
Slavisa Jokanovic hasn’t warmed to Lowe. Interestingly he is behind former Forest favourites Ben Osborn and Jack Robinson in the Sheffield United pecking order.
Lowe is set for a baptism of fire during his Forest loan. The youngster is in line to make his debut against his former club Derby at Pride Park tomorrow.
The left-back has plenty of experience at Championship level and perhaps crucially, he is an upgrade on Bong. Forest fans would welcome some permanent captures, although this deal has been met with plenty of positivity.
What have Derby fans said about Forest signing Lowe?
It would seem a pretty mixed bag. Some Rams don’t believe he was ever that good, whilst others think he could prove to be a decent addition to the Forest ranks.
Lowe did sometimes flatter to deceive for the Rams, although he was pretty good out on loan with Aberdeen. During his time at Pittodrie, he played alongside Scott McKenna and that should bode well.
Forest would dearly love to get their season up and running at Pride Park tomorrow. Lowe should start the game and supporters will be intrigued to see how he gets on.
Following his arrival on Trentside, supporters have been reacting to the news on Twitter, with mixed comments from Derby supporters. Here is what they had to say.