York City have moved to sign Nottingham Forest defender Sam Sanders on loan for a month, according to the York Press.
The 20-year-old has been rated highly by the Reds over the years and he’s played frequently for the under-23 ranks this season.
Sanders has made 15 appearances for Andy Reid’s team during 2021/22. He captained the side earlier in the season at Wolves.
York are in desperate need of a lift from somewhere and interim boss John Askey has moved quickly.
The former Port Vale boss previously took Jake Taylor from Forest and he’s called upon his Forest contact once again.
The Minstermen are 11th in the National League North and currently sit five points away from a play-off place in the sixth tier.
Sanders leaving will provide Reid with a bit of a setback.
Although a loan spell will clearly serve the player well, the Forest under-23 boss is now dreaming of a play-off place in Premier League 2.
Forest thrashed Reading 7-0 in midweek and they’ve not won four of their last five, losing just once in 2022.
Sanders will be out of contract during the summer and he will want to perform well during his first taste of men’s football.
Nervous wait over Forest contract for Sanders
Like many younger players, this is the time of year when the thoughts start over whether they’ll get a new contract.
Sanders finds himself in that situation and as a result, he will hope to finish the season with a flourish.
Heading to York could be a good move for him.
The Yorkshiremen are well-supported, have a manager who trusts youth and crucially he should get plenty of opportunities to play men’s football.
Sanders is a tough-tackling defender who likes to play out from the back. Furthermore, he will hope some strong York form can earn him a new Forest deal.