Nottingham Forest midfielder Tyrese Fornah is set to sign for Shrewsbury Town on loan, according to reports. The midfielder has made just three appearances during 2021/22, with two of those coming in the Carabao Cup.
Steve Cooper has been impressed with the youngster on the training ground. He recently penned a long-term deal at the City Ground and will now head out on loan in order to play some matches.
Fornah finds himself some way down the pecking order at the moment. Ryan Yates, James Garner, Jack Colback, Braian Ojeda and Cafu are all ahead of him at this moment in time.
Forest have made the call to send him to Shrewsbury. He will join up with a former Reds boss in Steve Cotterill and Fornah will bolster their midfield options.
Last season, he spent time with Plymouth. He was an integral part of Ryan Lowe’s team, making 44 appearances and registering three assists.
It was perhaps strange that he wasn’t loaned out in the summer. Chris Hughton chose to assess his options and Fornah has become an integral part of the under-23s, making 10 appearances.
At 22 he will feel he is ready for first-team football. As a result, another successful stint in League One could propel him into Cooper’s thoughts for next season.
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The academy graduate is strong, keeps the ball well and provides an energetic presence in midfield. All he is lacking is Championship experience but that will come.
Cotterill had a useful reputation with younger players when he was the Forest manager. With that in mind, the Reds will have no qualms about him going to Shrewsbury for a few months.
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Fornah is clearly fancied at Forest. He signed a new deal and will now hope to force his way into the team in the coming years.
First, he must continue earning his stripes in League One, with the 2022/23 campaign probably earmarked for him to earn a proper chance.