Nottingham Forest fans react on Twitter to reported move for ex-Derby forward Jamie Ward

Nottingham Forest have been linked with a move to sign former Derby forward Jamie Ward.

According to the Daily Mail, Nottingham Forest are closing in on a deal to sign former Derby County forward Jamie Ward.

Ward, 29, was released by Derby earlier this month despite still having one year left on his contract, and now the Northern Ireland international will be on the lookout for a new club.

Not only does it seem that he won't have to wait long to make a move, but it appears he may not have to move very far either, with a move to East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest reportedly on the cards.

The diminutive forward has had problems with injuries this season, but still managed to score seven goals in 29 appearances for the Rams - making him something of a desirable free agent ahead of the summer transfer window.

The Daily Mail add that Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Brighton and Hove Albion and Reading all want to sign Ward, but that Forest are close to snapping him up.

Given his history with Derby, Forest fans aren't quite convinced that this would be a good move for Dougie Freedman and his side, with many voicing their opinions on Twitter.

Ward isn't a particularly popular player at the City Ground, and the news that he could be signing for Forest has caused a split between fans - some believe that Ward's past with Derby shouldn't be a factor, whilst others believe he would be a poor signing, and Freedman should instead work with what he has rather than sign Ward.

Here are some of the reactions from Nottingham Forest fans on Twitter after rumours broke about Ward's possible move to the City Ground...

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