Interest mounts in Nottingham Forest starlet James Thorne

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HITC Sports understands Nottingham Forest starlet is in-demand.

A number of League One and League Two clubs are chasing Nottingham Forest youngster James Thorne on loan, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Thorne has been earning rave reviews for Forest's Under-21s this season and his performances have not gone unnoticed.

The 20-year-old is highly-regarded within the corridors of power at the City Ground and is tipped to become the latest youngster to break into the first-team in the near future.

The attacking midfielder has scored 10 goals so far this season and several League One and League Two clubs have made enquiries to Forest about taking Thorne on loan before the loan window closes later this month.

Forest are now weighing up Thorne's options as they decide whether they should loan out Thorne so that he can get some valuable first-team experience to aid his development.

Thorne came through the ranks at Manchester City's academy and had a spell at Salford City before joining Forest.

The powerful attacker is unlikely to figure in interim manager Paul Williams' plans for the remainder of this season, but a spell out on loan could boost his chances of breaking into the first-team next season.

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