Sky Sports pundit Neil Mellor has said on Twitter that he’s looking forward to watching Lewis O’Brien play for Nottingham Forest.

The Reds announced the signing of the 23-year-old earlier today, ending weeks of speculation.

It’s been nothing short of a frantic 24 hours.

For some time yesterday, it seemed as though the deal might be in doubt but the club pushed hard to make it happen.

O’Brien made 50 appearances for Huddersfield during 2021/22, helping the club reach the Championship play-off final.

Huddersfield Town v Nottingham Forest - Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final
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He’s been with the Terriers for 10 years having risen through the club’s academy ranks.

Over the last 18 months, he’s been one of the standout midfielders in the Championship and deserves a crack at the Premier League.

O’Brien has joined Harry Toffolo at Forest and combined the pair have cost around £10 million.

Both players were fantastic last season and the Reds have moved to bring them to the Reds.

O’Brien bolsters an area of the Forest squad that looks desperately thin on the ground.

Ryan Yates is out of action for a month and that leaves Jack Colback, Cafu and Braian Ojeda as options in the engine room.

O’Brien should become a mainstay in Steve Cooper’s team and this is definitely an exciting addition.

Mellor looking forward to watching O’Brien at Forest

The Sky Sports pundit is often found on a gantry somewhere watching the EFL action for Soccer Saturday.

As a result, he saw a lot of O’Brien and he thinks that he could do well at Forest.

The Reds have pulled off something of a coup in landing O’Brien, with Leeds and West Ham previously monitoring him.

The 23-year-old has bags of potential left to fulfil and Forest have tied him down ahead of his best years.

Cooper will be delighted to have O’Brien added to his ranks.

He won’t want to stop there though and with that in mind, the Reds look set to remain active in the transfer market.

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