Report: Nottingham Forest consider re-signing Sheffield Wednesday's Lewis McGugan

Lewis McGugan scores Nottingham Forest's second goal from the penalty spot

Nottingham Forest are reportedly looking at Sheffield Wednesday playmaker Lewis McGugan.

Sheffield Wednesday's Lewis McGugan celebrates scoring their first goalSheffield Wednesday's Lewis McGugan celebrates scoring

According to The Mirror, Nottingham Forest are interested in bringing Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Lewis McGugan back to the club this summer.

Forest have made some smart signings in recent weeks, with players such as Armand Traore and Pajtim Kasami arriving, but manager Philippe Montanier may yet want more new additions to his squad before this month's transfer deadline.

Lewis McGugan scores Nottingham Forest's second goal from the penalty spotLewis McGugan scores for Nottingham Forest

Intriguingly, Forest are now being linked with a familiar face, who would bring some goals and creativity to their midfield this season.

The Mirror report that Forest are considering a move to re-sign Sheffield Wednesday's unwanted playmaker Lewis McGugan, who made his name at the City Ground.

Lewis McGugan - Nottingham Forest in action against Middlesbrough

McGugan, 27, is a product of the Nottingham Forest academy, and having come up through the ranks with the club, he hit 44 goals in 229 games, including some stunning long shots that earned him huge praise over the course of his time with Forest.

In 2013, McGugan moved on to Watford, and despite hitting 11 goals in his first season with the club, he twice was farmed out on loan to Sheffield Wednesday during the 2014/15 campaign, and made his move to Hillsborough permanent last summer.

Lewis McGugan of Sheffield Wednesday in action with Reece James of Huddersfield Town

Now seemingly surplus to requirements, McGugan appears to be on his way out of Sheffield having been told he can leave Wednesday, even after hitting five goals in just 15 games last season - and Forest are believed to be considering a bid to re-sign the midfielder just three years after parting ways.

However, the report adds that Huddersfield are currently leading the race for McGugan's signature, meaning Forest may have to decide and move quickly if they want to lure the playmaker back to the City Ground this summer.

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