Report: Jamie Paterson linked with Nottingham Forest exit

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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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