Brendan Wiredu was watched by scouts from Nottingham Forest earlier this season could be on borrowed time at Colchester United.

The Telegraph reported in January that the Reds were keen to sign the midfielder with other second-tier sides also keen.

Boss Wayne Brown has delivered an update on the youngster and it appeared he’s been omitted from the squad.

He wasn’t involved during a 2-2 draw with Leyton Orient earlier this month, although it could be a case of needs must now.

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Wiredu played the full 90 minutes last Saturday as Colchester beat Port Vale 1-0 on home soil.

His recent omission has caused some intrigue and now, it perhaps seems certain that he will leave during the summer.

Clearly, all isn’t well between Wiredu and the boss and perhaps the player is seeking a move in the summer.

Given that he played last week it perhaps seems as though he’s willing to knuckle down and help Colchester preserve their Football League status.

The 22-year-old will surely have clubs vying for his signature in the summer and he’s unlikely to cost a fortune.

Forest could find themselves in the mix for a midfielder once the transfer window reopens again.

James Garner will return to Manchester United, Jack Colback isn’t getting any younger and Cafu could well be moved on.

Wiredu would tick lots of boxes for Forest

The talented midfielder could prove to be a useful addition to the City Ground ranks if he can be lured in the summer.

Wiredu signed for the U’s from Charlton and is capable of playing in a number of different midfield roles.

He has operated as an anchor behind a two-man midfield this season, whilst he’s also operated as a more conventional central midfielder.

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Ultimately, he’s a steady player and one that ticks a lot of boxes from a Forest perspective.

Any young player must be keen to work under Steve Cooper given the work he’s already doing with some of Forest’s young talent.

Dane Murphy is also keen to see the club sign attractive youngsters who can improve and give the club an element of sell-on value.

As a result, Wiredu could be perfect for Forest.

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