An interesting development has emerged courtesy of Football Insights on Twitter regarding Nottingham Forest loan star Djed Spence.
The right-back has been in fine form for Forest but he could be recalled by new Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder in January.
Prior to taking the Riverside Stadium gig, he was spotted at the City Ground running the rule of the Boro academy graduate.
Since then speculation has been rife that Spence could be recalled in January.
Boro do, of course, hold that option, although Wilder himself has said the situation is complicated.
Now, Football Insights appear to have suggested what the complication might be.
They believe that the player’s desire to remain on Trentside means that Spence staying at Forest is the most likely outcome.
Forest would dearly love to keep hold of Spence.
Some fans were pretty unsure why the club had signed him in August but he’s been inspired.
The 21-year-old has made 17 appearances for the club, scoring one goal and claiming one assist.
If Boro do decide to recall their player, it could leave Forest in quite the situation.
Mohamed Drager is off the African Cup of Nations, whilst Jordi Osei-Tutu is fighting to remain fit.
Fin Back is relatively raw and perhaps Steve Cooper will have to pounce to sign another right wing-back.
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At this time of the year, it’s difficult to know what is true and what is idle gossip.
It does seem as though Football Insights have got a lot right previously though and that bodes well.
Keeping Spence would certainly help Forest in the quest to secure a top-six finish.
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Cooper would dearly love some continuity with his defence and losing the defender would be of serious detriment.
It will be interesting to see what happens at the turn of the year with regards to the London-born full-back.