Nottingham Forest defender Louis Laing confirms he is a free agent, would like Motherwell move

The defender only signed from Sunderland on a free transfer last summer.

Nottingham Forest defender Louis Laing, who has recently left Motherwell after a successful loan spell at Fir Park, has told the Glasgow Evening Times that his team-mates at Forest told him not to join the Scottish club - and also confirmed he is a free agent, with a move to Motherwell permanently on his brain.

He stated:

"When I first came up here the boys at Forest said it's not the best and I shouldn't go to Scotland.

"I totally disagree. The Scottish league is more than what people think. It's perceived in England as not being that good but trust me it is a good standard.

"As far as I'm aware I'm a free agent so I'll be leaving Forest.

"Coming back to Motherwell would definitely be something that interests me. I've really enjoyed my time up here."

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 on continuing 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 last weekend.

Laing, who once had a trial at Manchester United, was never given a chance at Forest and he will now hope to go on and prove the club wrong for not doing so.

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