Nottingham Forest-owned player Mohamed Drager has announced on Instagram that he’s going to the World Cup. The man on loan with FC Luzern has been named in the Tunisia team that will look to ruffle some feathers over in Qatar.

The African qualifiers face a stern test in the Middle East. They will face Denmark, Australia and France in Group D looking to cause an upset and progress to the knockout stages.

Drager has made 16 appearances for the Swiss Super League outfit this season. He’s scored three goals, claimed one assist and also collected four yellow cards.

Forest Drager World Cup
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The 26-year-old has proved a pretty poor signing from a Forest perspective. He made the bench once during the first half of last season and then joined Luzern on loan.

Last season he did well in Switzerland. He scored four times and claimed seven assists, largely playing in a familiar right-sided wing-back role for the team.

He’s hit the ground running again this season. It would seem that Steve Cooper isn’t a fan and he could actually leave Forest without making a single appearance.

Drager will now hope to help his country at the World Cup. He should be considered a regular starter and Forest fans could get a first glimpse of him in action.

Drager announced on Instagram that he’s World Cup-bound

This news means that Forest will have 10 players of theirs at the competition in Qatar. Five of the current crop will head to the tournament with another five who are out on loan also going.

Drager seems certain not to make a Forest appearance. The Reds are now well-stocked at right-back and in Neco Williams, they have a player who could hold the position down for years.

The player was clearly a George Syrianos signing. He spent several seasons on the books with Freiburg and the decision to bring him to Forest looks like it came from the former overseas recruitment chief.

Forest will be hoping Drager can shine at the World Cup. If he does, they can perhaps demand a higher transfer fee should they decide to sell him in January before his contract expires in the summer.

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