Tony Cascarino claims Aiden McGeady should join Nottingham Forest to save international career

Aiden McGeady

Tony Cascarino thinks Aiden McGeady would benefit from signing for Nottingham Forest.

Pundit Tony Cascarino has told The Irish Sun that he thinks Everton winger Aiden McGeady should make a loan move to Nottingham Forest in order to save his career with Ireland.

McGeady, 29, had impressed with Celtic and Russian side Spartak Moscow, before moving to the Premier League in January 2014, penning a four-and-a-half year deal with Everton.

The Irish winger, known for his pace, trickery and dribbling ability, notched one goal and five assists last season, but has been a total outcast under Roberto Martinez this term.

McGeady has made just one appearance for Everton this season, and that came in a Capital One Cup tie against League One side Barnsley, showing just how out of favour he really is.

Many now expect McGeady to leave Goodison Park this month in order to play first-team football, given that he clearly has no future at Everton - and he needs to be playing if he is to guarantee his place in Ireland's Euro 2016 squad this summer.

Now, former Irish international and current pundit Tony Cascarino has told The Irish Sun that he thinks McGeady must leave Everton this month in order to prove this worth to Ireland boss Martin O'Neill, and recommended a move to Nottingham Forest to help kickstart his career again.

"We’ll find out this month if his ambitions extend beyond making money," said Cascarino. "Because he’ll likely have to take a significant wage cut if he wants to transfer to another club or move away from Goodison Park on loan. He will not make Ireland’s squad for the Euro 2016 finals if he continues to sit on the bench for the Toffees."

"So he should be desperate to get out of there and get first-team action. Were he to move to a club such as Nottingham Forest and play a big part in getting them to the play-offs or promoted, then I’m sure Martin O’Neill would include him in the squad," he added.

Forest currently have five players on loan right now, and manager Dougie Freedman is only allowed five loan players in his matchday squad under Football League rules.

Factor in McGeady's enormous wages as well as Ryan Mendes' impressive performances out wide this season, and it seems unlikely that Forest could make a move for the winger this month, whilst Forest are ten points adrift of the play-offs, so maybe not quite as close to promotion as Cascarino thinks.

Whether it's Forest or any other team, McGeady must leave Everton this month in order to play first-team football somewhere, and save his international career ahead of Euro 2016.

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