Date: 10th September 2019 at 7:00am
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Never too early to start planning is it?

A number of Forest fans have started looking ahead to the January transfer window, although rather than looking at who they should be signing, they’re actually talking about who they shouldn’t be signing.

And it all started with a question that was posed by @NFFC_Live over the weekend. They asked whether or not Forest should be looking to bring back former player Jack Colback.

According to Chronicle Live in Newcastle, Colback will be available for a cut-price in the January window:

“His wages are Premier League standard and that’s the trade-off for another six wasted months in a career that promised so much at one point. No League One club could afford him and he didn’t want to move abroad. He’s out of contract in the summer so NUFC will listen to low offers in January.”

I think it would be best if Forest left this one alone. I think it’s a simple case of ‘if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it’. Sabri Lamouchi’s men have made a great start to the season, aside from the first game against West Brom which we really only lost because of some errors by Aro Muric.

They’ve got a lovely setup at the moment with the likes of Tiago Silva and Joao Carvalho in the middle of the park and Alfa Semedo in front of the backline, and Ben Watson helping out here and there when he can, and it’s clearly working. Why ruin that format by bringing in someone who didn’t exactly produce when he was at the City Ground? In 55 appearances he only managed four goals and two assists, Joao Carvalho has produced more than that in fewer appearances. It’s not as if we’re desperate for any other central midfielders either to act as cover, we’ve already got plenty of them.

What about you? Do you think that Forest need to go back in for Colback? Or do you think that things need to stay the way they are?

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4 Replies to “Forest need to leave this man in the past, time to look to the future – Opinion”

  • Colback was great for us at the time. He should have took a chance to move earlier. Unfortunately for him, we’ve moved on now, & have Samba Sow, Semedo & Bostock that can play his holding role. They are also more of a threat going forward. With Silva & Carv more advanced, our midfield looks really good!

  • Yes, he had his chance but chose the club who had let him down big time in the first place.

    To go back a second time, (thinking things will be better next time around) he then gets crapped on again from a great height – Sorry but he had the chance to stay where he was happy – he had his family move here and got settled but he was only looking at the pound signs within his existing contract at Newcastle and hoping to get back playing in the Prem. Well, I’m sorry but like I said – You had the chance, you made your bed now lie in it!!!

  • Colback should be given a chance, he was excellent for us and enjoyed his game,he’s a grafter and a leader with so much to give.I’d rather have him on the bench than some dead weight not doing a thing for us,with colback we know he’s impressive and will work for us.don’t let him slip away. Max come on you REDS

  • He’s a decent enough player, but if Premiership wages equals two other players we already have, then it’s a luxury we don’t need. Ryan Yates will be fit before January too, so I just don’t see a place on the bench for him in this current squad. With him and Osborn gone, we now have more height in the team and look more threatening. I think that will help in the coming months, so thanks for the memories Jack, but we’ve moved on

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