Shrewsbury Town have completed the loan signing of Nottingham Forest midfielder Tyrese Fornah. The talented youngster recently signed a new deal and will join the club for the remainder of the 2021/22 campaign.
Fornah was on the fringes of the first team under Chris Hughton. He stepped off the bench in the defeat to Blackburn and also made two starts in the Carabao Cup against Bradford and Wolves.
The youngster spent last season in the third tier with Plymouth. He featured 44 times for Ryan Lowe’s team as they enjoyed a maiden campaign back in League One.
To some supporters, this deal won’t be a popular one. Plenty felt that Fornah was ready to make the step up to Championship football during 2021/22.
Ultimately, he’s slipped down the pecking order at the City Ground. Ryan Yates, James Garner and Jack Colback have all been brilliant under Steve Cooper. Behind them, Braian Ojeda and Cafu are all alternative options.
The challenge for Fornah will be to get his eye in quickly. If he does that and starts to showcase his best form, it could give Cooper some food for thought ahead of next season.
The 22-year-old has all the ingredients to enjoy a bright future in the game. He will now hope to help Steve Cotterill’s team finish the campaign on a high.
What have Forest fans said about Fornah going out on loan?
It’s fair to say this is a popular decision. With Forest going well on the pitch, plenty of fans accept that Fornah’s chances of action are restricted.
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This loan move looks ideal on the face of things. Shrewsbury are 15th in the table and shouldn’t really find themselves in danger of a relegation battle.
Fornah just needs to play. If he’s serious about forcing his way into Cooper’s plans next season, it’s vital for his development that he features regularly.
Forest fans appreciate that and they’ve offered some advice to Shrewsbury supporters on Twitter.