Well, he’d certainly add some firepower to the team.
The thought of having two proven veteran goal scorers in the team is something quite special to think about. Although the fight for who is going to lead the line will certainly be an intriguing one.
According to a report from Alan Nixon of The Sun, Nottingham Forest are in talks with former Charlton Athletic forward Lyle Taylor. The 30-year-old Montserrat international had been one of the bright sparks in Charlton’s season as they fight against relegation, scoring eleven goals in the league campaign, and it probably could have been more had he not been hampered by a knee injury earlier in the year.
Before that though, he certainly proved he knew where the goal was, scoring 80 goals in the previous four seasons for both AFC Wimbledon and Charlton Athletic.
So it’s clear to see why Sabri Lamouchi and Forest are after him, especially when he’s coming in on a free, and as Nixon’s report states, we are looking to bring him in “for either division”, so regardless of whether or not we are promoted.
Would you take Lyle Taylor at Forest?
The only problem, as I hinted at earlier, is who would win the battle between him and Lewis Grabban to lead the line for the Reds.
It’s no secret that the 32-year-old Grabban is in need of some extra help up front, and if Taylor is willing to come in and be a backup option then all power to him, I’d certainly feel more comfortable with him leading the line in Grabban’s absence than Rafa Mir for example, but something tells me that having been a regular player for the past few years, Taylor isn’t ready to take a reduced role just yet.
And with Lamouchi only playing one upfront, unless there’s a change in formation coming, then something is going to have to give.
What about you? What do you make of this move for Taylor?