Nottingham Forest are closely monitoring MK Dons playmaker Scott Twine, according to Nottinghamshire Live.

The 22-year-old is enjoying a blistering campaign in League One. He has scored 11 goals and registered a third-tier best, eight assists.

Now, he is being watched by several Championship clubs during the January transfer window, with Forest in the mix to sign him.

Forest Twine
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Twine signed for MK Dons in the summer. He left Swindon on a free transfer to pen a contract with the League One outfit and he’s grown as a player.

The 22-year-old has typically operated as an attacking midfielder in the number 10 role during 2021/22. He’s also played out wide and through the middle as a centre forward.

Forest are working towards lowering the average age of their squad. Steve Cooper has a proud history of working with younger players and CEO Dane Murphy shares such a desire.

Attackers are very much the order of the day for Forest. Alex Mighten and Joe Lolley are currently injured, leaving Philip Zinckernagel and Brennan Johnson as the only real options to operate behind Lewis Grabban.

Twine was lauded by former Newport boss Michael Flynn during his time in Wales. After a debut goal, he was called ‘excellent’ and a ‘constant menace’ by the Welshman.

Exciting: Twine could excite at Forest

This is the sort of addition that would delight Forest fans. For a while, supporters have wanted the Reds to target some of the very best Football League talents from the divisions below the Championship.

Twine fits that billing. He has showcased his quality this season, scoring goals and registering assists on a frequent basis.

Forest Twine
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Forest could benefit from his presence. He is comfortable operating as a number 10 and Cooper is short of players who can do that within his squad.

Whether Forest will move this month remains to be seen. Twine is unlikely to come cheap; although that shouldn’t stop the club from asking MK Dons some serious questions.

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