Jayden Richardson helped Notts County secure a place in the National League play-offs yesterday and Nottingham Forest have a decision to make.

The Magpies thrashed Altrincham 3-0 at Meadow Lane with Callum Roberts, Kyle Wootton and Ruben Rodrigues all scoring.

Richardson picked up a yellow card during the game but was pretty threatening down the right-hand side once again.

Forest allowed the young academy starlet to go out on loan in December, having made four appearances for the senior ranks.

Richardson helped Notts County
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Richardson fell down the pecking order behind Djed Spence, whilst Richie Laryea was added to the City Ground ranks during the January transfer window.

His time at Notts has proved fruitful. He has made 24 appearances with 22 coming as part of the starting eleven in Ian Burchnall’s team.

Now, the right wing-back can look forward to at least one more game. Yesterday’s win means that Notts will have a play-off campaign to look forward to.

Richardson will hope to help Notts back into the EFL and who knows what might happen then

His contract on Trentside expires during the summer and as a result, Forest are facing crunch time over the youngster.

Richardson has helped Notts but will he get proper Forest chance

It’s been a great move for Richardson heading to Meadow Lane and he’s helped County considerably.

His Forest future is in the balance, however. With his contract coming to a close it could be that the player will leave.

Richardson helped Notts County
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The Reds will be in the need of a right-back in the summer though. Laryea could replace Spence but another option will be needed in reserve.

Forest will welcome Mohamed Drager back from his loan with FC Luzern, although he could be moved on once more.

At 21-years-old, Richardson will fancy being able to take on that mantle but it’s whether or not Steve Cooper feels the same.

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