Nottingham Forest-owned midfielder Lewis O’Brien has suggested that he’s desperate for another City Ground chance. The 24-year-old recently joined D.C. United on loan until the end of the season after seeing a move to Blackburn fall through.
O’Brien signed for Forest in the summer. He cost the club £10 million from beaten play-off finalists Huddersfield and now the player has been discussing his move away from Forest with I News.
The talented player has now joined Wayne Rooney’s team in the MLS. He had hoped to join Blackburn but they submitted the wrong paperwork on transfer deadline day back in January.
Now, O’Brien will have a crack at playing overseas with the player capable of taking the MLS by storm. It would appear, however, that he’s already got plans for next season.
The player hopes that he has a future at the City Ground. He’s suggested as much during the latest interview and that will delight Forest fans who were sad to see him go.
He told I News: “I’m not going to hold a grudge about what happened in January. I want to go back and prove to Forest and myself what I’m capable of – I feel very strongly about that – because my best is definitely yet to come.”
Forest-owned midfielder O’Brien is desperate for another chance
This looks like good news from a Forest perspective. MLS clubs have to include an option to buy in order to take overseas players on loan but it would appear that the Reds have no desire to sell.
O’Brien is a wonderful player and during the first half of the season, he made 14 appearances. For context, in Forest’s first home game in the Premier League for 23 years, O’Brien was named as the Player of the Match by Sky Sports.
An illness around the World Cup robbed him of a chance to really get a run of games. That coincided with a good run of form for Forest and O’Brien couldn’t get his place in the team back.
It’s great to see that the player is still keen to prove himself at Forest. Hopefully, next season can be the one where O’Brien really gets his feet under the table and proves his worth to the Reds.