Report: Nottingham Forest boss confirms attempt to sign striker

Nottingham Forest are hoping to sign a striker in the coming days.

BBC Radio Nottingham is reporting Dougie Freedman has stated Nottingham Forest is competing to sign a striker on loan.

There is a week to go until the deadline passes for Football League clubs to sign players on loan, and at this stage of the season opportunities are limited.

Most likely this is a case of a Premier League side seeking to send a youngster out to gain valuable experience.

At this stage of the season in a tight promotion and play-off race, the difference between an impact making striker signing for one club over another can be vital.

Forest have been seeking a forward after summer signing Britt Assombalonga picked up a serious knee injury at the beginning of last month, ruling himself out for the season.

They won last night through goals from striker Dexter Blackstock and prolific winger Michail Antonio, and handed a debut to teenager Tyler Walker. Forest sit in ninth position, but are eight points off the play-offs.

The identity of the forward Freedman was discussing remains undisclosed, but a report earlier in the week in The Sun on Sunday suggested Forest are battling to sign Southampton youngster Sam Gallagher.

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