Date: 10th September 2019 at 7:00am
Written by: Barney Laws

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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