Perhaps we brought him back into the fold too quickly?
Having spent a large part of this season recovering from an operation on his knee during pre-season, Ryan Yates has slowly been making his way back into the Nottingham Forest team, but just hasn’t been able to get fully up to speed with things under his new boss Sabri Lamouchi, as he’s been in and out of the squad since his return.
And with Nottingham Forest reportedly planning to swoop for Barnsley midfielder Alex Mowatt, competition for places could be about to become a little bit more fierce for the 22-year-old.
So @CityGroundHQ posed the question on Twitter, whether or not the Red should consider loaning out Yates for the rest of the season, so that he can get fitness levels back to a reasonable level, and that way it will allow them to keep the same amount of bodies on hand at the City Ground.
And it would appear as though the Forest fans are largely in favour of the idea, with a couple of fans even going so far as to say that a loan spell wouldn’t be long enough and that they wanted him sold completely.
Not sure, he’s turned in some average performamces recently but perhaps needs more playing time. Mowatt was a prodigy during his early days at Leeds but seemed to lose his way. Dont see the sense in exchanging one for another who are similar
— micky Postles (@forestlad60) January 8, 2020
Yes……enough cover for Watson with Johnson in the mix too
— Ian 🔴⚪️🔴🏴🇹🇷 (@ismith1968) January 8, 2020
Yes I’d send him for sprint training as well runs like he’s in his late 50s even Dawson ran past him at one point against Chelsea
— Ian Brown ⭐️⭐️ (@ianbrown10) January 8, 2020
I’d rather not have mowatt and just loan out Yates to either a bottom half championship side or top 8 league 1 side instead.
— Stuart Kerry (@tank_92) January 8, 2020
Yes Rangers – where he could learn from Gerard – what a bonus for us that might be? Didn’t do Worrall any harm did it
— B8S (@B8Batesy7891) January 8, 2020
Yes he needs more time before he’s a regular
— Anthony Cockayne (@anthonycockayne) January 8, 2020
Yes definitely in fact better if we sold
— barker (@barkerc31) January 8, 2020
Defo. He isnt ready #nffc
— phil Jones (@philJon22056342) January 8, 2020
Do Nottingham Forest need another central midfielder?
It might be a little bit harsh considering where he’s come from, but you can’t fault them for being brutally honest about it.