Notts County boss admits talks with Nottingham Forest's Stuart Pearce over signing defender

Shaun Derry wants Louis Laing back at Meadow Lane.

Nottingham Forest have city rivals Notts County on the prowl for one of their midfielders. County boss Shaun Derry has told the Nottingham Post that he is very keen on signing Louis Laing, again, after a very successful three month spell at the club earlier in the season.

Derry stated:

"Louis was fantastic for us.

"There are a few days to go in the window and he is somebody who has always been on our agenda.

"He is highly thought of by Forest, but there will have to be more discussions with Stuart (Pearce)."

Laing of course has already had a spell at Notts County. The Forest defender played 10 games in League One, featuring for 90 minutes in every one of his appearances. He also played two full games in the Football League Trophy - so he was a thoroughly important member of the team at Meadow Lane.

Nottingham Forest have used him far more sparingly. Laing has not featured for Forest since his return to the club, as the likes of Kelvin Wilson, Jamal Lascelles, Michael Mancienne and Jack Hobbs have kept him out of contention.

But Laing, who started his career at Sunderland and is a former England youth star, will be hoping to play regular football in Nottingham soon - the only question that remains is, Forest or County?

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