Nottingham Forest are eyeing a move to sign Birmingham City defender Kristian Pedersen, according to Football Insider.

Premier League outfit Burnley and Coventry City are also in the mix to sign the 27-year-old with the race to sign him set to heat up.

Pedersen will see his contract expire in the summer at Birmingham. As a result, Lee Bowyer is looking to cash in on the player if a new deal can’t be struck.

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The left-back signed for Birmingham in 2017 from Union Berlin. He has largely been integral for the Blues making 142 appearances, scoring seven goals and claiming six assists.

This season has been an interesting one for the Danish performer. He has made 19 appearances, featuring at left-back, on the left-wing and as a left-sided central defender.

Forest may like the idea of having a player who can operate in a number of positions; particularly on the left-hand side of the defence.

Max Lowe is currently injured, whilst Richie Laryea may need a settling in period following his switch from Toronto FC.

That has meant Jack Colback playing as a left-back recently and Forest will want to get him back into the midfield engine room pretty quickly.

Sensible: Pedersen could be a decent addition for Forest

Okay, the Birmingham man isn’t the biggest name that Forest will ever attract. He is, however, a proven Championship player and one who can play in a number of positions.

Forest Pedersen
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At 27, he’s approaching his peak and that would bode well if a deal can be struck.

Whether or not Forest pounce on Pedersen could depend on how far away Lowe is from full fitness. If he’s not too far away; Cooper may look to hang fire and go with what he already has.

The one-cap Denmark defender is in decent form and he’d probably prove a sensible signing if Cooper decided to sign him.

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