Report: Jamie Paterson linked with Nottingham Forest exit

Nottingham Forest winger Jamie Paterson could be on the move before the start of the new season.

The Nottingham Post has reported that winger Jamie Paterson has been linked with a move to the club’s Championship rivals Wolves.

The fixture lists have been released and Forest manager Dougie Freedman will be firmly focused on next season and assembling a squad of players, which is capable of pushing for a position in the top six.

The paper suggests that Paterson doesn’t feature in the Scot’s plans with the rumour creating a couple of interesting questions.

Will he be missed?

The stats from last season suggest that he wasn’t a big part in the thinking of former manager Stuart Pearce or current boss Freedman.

He made 22 appearances in the Championship, with 18 of those coming as a substitute, which suggests he’s been viewed as an impact player.

Can Forest afford to let him go?

If no other players leave the club then yes.

Freedman has a solid wide option in the form of Michail Antonio and good options in terms of youth.

It will be interesting to see if he gives Oliver Burke more of a role in the first team moving forward.

Burke certainly has the core traits needed to be successful as a wide player for the club such as his pace and raw energy.

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