Date: 7th December 2018 at 1:30pm
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Ryan Yates could be on his way out of Nottingham Forest in January, with the Mirror reporting that Championship side Hull City and League One outfit Portsmouth are interested in the Reds midfielder. Yates has made just one first-team appearance in all competitions for Forest and could be open to a move away from the City Ground as a result.

The 21-year-old made his senior debut against Bury in the EFL Cup on August 14 but hasn’t featured in any capacity since. Aitor Karanka has preferred the likes of Adlene Guedioura, Jack Colback, Claudio Yacob and Ben Watson in midfield. Even Liam Bridcutt can’t get a game for Forest this season.

Yates’ lack of playing time with Forest has led to him being loaned out to the likes of Barrow (August 2016 – November 2016), Shrewsbury Town (January 2017 – May 2017), Notts County (August 2017 – January 2018) and Scunthorpe United (January 2018 – May 2018).

Hull want Yates on loan until the end of the season, but Portsmouth would be willing to sign the midfielder on a permanent deal. Forest may not want to strengthen a division rival midway through the campaign, so Pompey might stand a better chance than Hull of procuring Yates’ signature.

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