Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman admits striker hunt is heading abroad

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The Scot is hoping to bring in another forward on loan.

Nottingham Forest are on the hunt for another loan signing as Dougie Freddman looks to make January additions despite the club remaining under a transfer embargo.

One area he would like to improve is the striking department, where he feels Nelson Oliveira is in need of more support.

Oliveira, signed on loan from Benfica, has been a real hit - as has Lille-owned Ryan Mendes. The club also recently brought in Bojan Jokic from Villarreal and did have Kyle Ebecilio at the club from FC Twente. It is fair to say that Forest are exploiting the foreign loan market.

Now Freedman has admitted that in the hunt for a striker that may once again be the case.

He told Notts TV yesterday:

"I think I owe it to the fans to bring in the sort of player that excites them...

"It probably will have to be abroad because that's where the market is. I believe I am quite strong in that market.

"Yes there are (deals bubbling away) we have got a lot of contacts. We use my scouts that I have got abroad to make sure I identify a player.

"There is no point me signing a player because he has a loan option. There's a type of striker I believe will fit in my system. Therefore we are looking, there are one or two out there, but other clubs are looking and we will wait until the very death."

It seems then that the Scot is willing to wait until the very end of the window in order to bring in another foreign loan deal, with a striker the clear ambition.

If he can pick up another Mendes or Oliveira than there is no doubt that Forest fans will be very pleased with his work.

However, another Ebecilio and this might be a wasted squad slot.

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