Nottingham Forest defender Louis Laing admits he'd like to stay at Motherwell next season

The defender has been on loan in Scotland since January.

Nottingham Forest defender Louis Laing is open to staying at Motherwell next season, leaving Nottingham Forest in the process.

The centre-back is reported by Sky Sports to have stated:

“I'm not sure what's happening next season. As far as I know, I am a free agent. I have really loved it here. Would I like to stay? Yes, probably, but you never know what's going to happen.

“Motherwell is a great club. It has a great fan base, the manager is fantastic, everyone here is a great guy and I am really enjoying it.”

Laing has been at Forest since last summer. He arrived on a free transfer from Sunderland after impressing on trial but the England under-19 international has not played a single game for the club.

This season he has impressed out on loan at local rivals Notts County and during his time at Motherwell and he now looks set to continue his career at Fir Park.

If he does, it will be in the top flight of Scottish football. Motherwell secured their place in the Scottish Premiership next season with a 6-1 aggregate win over Rangers in the promotion/relegation play-off.

Laing has become very important to Motherwell since arriving at the end of January and the news that he wants to stay will be a real boost for the club's fans.

Forest fans however will likely not be pleased. Laing is a very talented player, who even had a trial at Manchester United, but he never got his chance at the club.

He will hope to prove Forest wrong for never giving him that chance at Motherwell, or wherever he ends up.

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