Liam Bridcutt’s future is uncertain at Nottingham Forest due to a lack of playing time this season, with Aitor Karanka stating his desire to trim the first-team squad because it is too bloated. The January transfer window will be open in a matter of weeks and players on the periphery may be the first to get the chop.
Bridcutt has made just one Championship appearance for the Reds this season which came all the way back in September. He’s failed to even make the matchday squad for a league game ever since and has only been used in the EFL Cup, last featuring in October’s 3-2 defeat to Burton Albion.
With Adlene Guedioura, Claudio Yacob, Jack Colback and Ben Watson for competition, Bridcutt stands little chance of getting minutes under Karanka. Even Matty Cash and Ben Osborne can operate in a makeshift central midfield role, so does it make sense for Forest to part company with the Scotland international?
Liam Bridcutt has made just one Championship appearance this season and hasn't made the league matchday squad for three months.
With the January transfer window approaching, what should Aitor Karanka do with the Nottingham Forest outcast? #NFFC
— Crippy Cooke (@CrippyCooke) December 5, 2018
The majority of polled supporters believe Bridcutt’s time at the City Ground has come to an end, with only 6% suggesting that he should be kept until next summer. The midfielder’s contract runs until 2020 but he may be put up for sale next month if there’s no return on the cards this season.