Jorge Grant could be on his way out of Nottingham Forest after struggling for form in 2018/19. The 24-year-old was deemed surplus to requirements at the City Ground and spent the last season on loan at Luton Town (July 6, 2018 – January 7, 2019) and Mansfield Town (January 14, 2019 – May 31, 2019). He flattered to deceive on loan, however, and returns to Forest with a big task to get back in the first-team.
Grant joined the Reds from the Nike Academy in 2013 and has gone on to make 20 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating three goals. The left-winger’s last outing for Forest came against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Championship on December 17, 2016. He been on the periphery ever since but didn’t do his chances of playing under Martin O’Neill any favours.
The 24-year-old spent the first-half of the season at Luton and lost his place in the side before his move was cut short in January. Grant made a total of 22 appearances for the Hatters, contributing six goals. At Mansfield, Grant made 18 appearances but went three months without a goal and managed just one assist since February.
He may not have done enough on loan to prove his worth to O’Neill. If Grant struggled for form in League One and then League Two, why would he be considered to play in the Championship?