Nottingham Forest have seen a bid for Blackpool winger Josh Bowler rejected, according to the Blackpool Gazette.

The Reds are keen to bolster their attacking ranks during the January transfer window.

After agreeing on a deal to land Keinan Davis on loan from Aston Villa, Forest have now identified another target.

Bowler played against Forest when the Reds beat Blackpool earlier in the season.

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Clearly, he caught the eye of Steve Cooper and now the head coach is keen to add him to the Forest ranks.

Bowler has made 27 appearances during 2021/22, scoring once and claiming three assists.

The player currently operates on the left-hand side of Blackpool’s attack and arrived at Bloomfield Road during the summer.

 

Back in 2017, he left QPR to sign for Everton in a deal worth £4.25 million. He failed to play for the Toffees but did shine during a loan with Hull.

Forest are in the market for another attacking player. Both Alex Mighten and Joe Lolley are nursing injuries and the Reds squad is looking somewhat depleted.

Everton under-23 boss called Bowler ‘magic’ after a performance earlier during his career.

Exciting: Bowler would be a quality addition for Forest

This is exactly the sort of signing that would suggest Dane Murphy and Steve Cooper are working in tandem on the recruitment side of things at Forest.

The head coach loves to coach younger players and Bowler would represent a sound piece of business for the Reds.

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He loves to take players on and although there are some doubts over his end product, there have been signs in recent weeks of an improvement on that front.

Bowler would complement the current crop of Forest talent just nicely and supporters will be hoping the club will return with another offer.

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