Three wingers Nottingham Forest should consider

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Nottingham Forest are reportedly looking to sign a winger. We take a look at potential targets from Leicester City, Southampton and Wigan Athletic.

The Nottingham Post report that Nottingham Forest are on the lookout for a winger to add to their squad in the upcoming transfer window.

Forest have flattered to deceive this season and Dougie Freedman is already starting to think about adding quality which will give them a better chance of making a promotion push next term.

He feels that one of the most urgent priorities will be bringing in a winger and in this piece we take a look at three potential options the Reds could pursue. 

Anthony Knockaert (Leicester City)

The Leicester trickster was a major reason behind the Foxes getting promoted last season, but he has struggled to make an impact in the Premier League and is out of contract in the summer.

Knockaert has been overshadowed by Leicester's other options out wide, but his ability at Championship level has already been seen.

The Frenchman is direct and purposeful when in possession and he caused defences across the England second-tier no end of problems during the 2013/14 season.

Knockaert's creativity and poise, coupled with Michail Antonio's pace and power would make Forest's wing options some of the most threatening in the Championship and his addition would be a statement of the Reds' intent. 

Lloyd Isgrove (Southampton)

The Southampton youngster is still learning his trade, but there are high hopes about his future at St. Mary's.

Isgrove is currently on loan at Sheffield Wednesday and he has made a positive initial impression on his first taste of Championship football.

A longer period in the second-tier could suit him even more and he could enhance Forest's quality considerably.

Isgrove would offer Forest pace and energy and he could fit in well with Dougie Freedman's style of play, which requires his midfielders to be tireless in their work-rate. 

Jermaine Pennant (Wigan Athletic)

With Wigan looking set to face the drop, it seems likely that Pennant will move on and he has proven that he still has a lot to offer in the Championship.

The experienced winger may be reaching the twilight of his career, but he still has a lot of quality and he has shown his class at Wigan.

Pennant has three goals in his first nine games for the Latics and, considering his contract is up in the summer, he could be a potential bargain pick-up for Forest. 

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