Adam Crookes has an uncertain future at Nottingham Forest and says he’s considering his options this summer. The 21-year-old is soon to be out of contract at the City Ground and seems unlikely to sign an extension given he’s failed to make a senior appearance. Crookes is currently on loan at Port Vale until the end of the season and will have a difficult decision to make in the coming weeks.
He told Nottinghamshire Live: “I am just focusing on my game at the minute and getting these appearances under my belt. Come the end of the season we will see what happens. Nothing is set in concrete yet so we will see. My contract is up at the end of the year so, at the minute, I haven’t got long there.
“But they might offer me something more, so it is a case of seeing what Forest offer me first and then go from there. I think at my age, 21, obviously now I am looking to cement myself in a first-team, so game time does play a big part. But you have to consider a lot of things, so it will be a case of sitting down and considering my options and seeing where we go from there.”
Due to a lack of playing time in the Forest first-team, Crookes has embarked upon three loan moves – Guiseley (December 15, 2017 – January 15, 2018), Lincoln City (August 2, 2018 – January 13, 2019) and Port Vale (January 14, 2019 – present). He made 15 appearances for Guiseley, five for Lincoln and 11 for Vale.
Crookes has shown a lot of versatility during his time at Vale Park, operating at left-back, centre-back and right-midfield. He hasn’t missed a game since joining in January and has played his part in the Valiants boasting the best defensive record outside of the playoff places.
Vale are currently 20th in League Two with 41 points from 38 games, coming off the back of two wins and two draws from their last four.