Date: 20th January 2020 at 4:00pm
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I’m not saying it would necessarily be the perfect solution.

But given the way that the transfer window has gone so far, it might be the best solution that there is left for us to explore.

According to journalist Alan Nixon over the weekend, Sabri Lamouchi’s men are looking for a wide man in this January transfer window, with Paul Taylor later confirming that Huddersfield’s Adama Diakhaby is likely to be the man that is going to come in.

Nottingham Forest already have a few wingers at the moment, with the likes of Joe Lolley, Albert Adomah and Sammy Ameobi, and have even experimented with the likes of Joao Carvalho out wide this season as well. So with one more winger likely to be added to the mix, what does that mean for the competition for places?

Well there is one way that Forest could solve two problems at the same time here.

Not only would the introduction of Diakhaby give them a new winger to add to the mix, but it could also give them the chance to help Lewis Grabban up top, something that has been one of the key talking points in the build-up to this transfer window.

If you were to take Ameobi and push him inside, you offer him as the backup forward for Grabban.

Lamouchi has hinted in the past that he could see himself using one of the options already at his disposal by recalling Tyler Walker from Lincoln City, so for him to utilise someone like Ameobi who is already under his nose wouldn’t exactly be the biggest stretch if he can’t find his perfect forward.

And it’s not like he’d be asking Ameobi to play in a role that he’s not uncomfortable with, given that he has played there 52 times so far in his career, getting four goals and three assists in the process.

Has Sammy Ameobi been a good signing by Nottingham Forest?

Yes

Yes

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No

As I said, this isn’t the path that I would necessarily go down, I’d much rather the club bring in a more experienced front man to play as a rotation option, but if push comes to shove then it wouldn’t be the worst option for Nottingham Forest to explore.

 
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