Nottingham Forest boss Philippe Montanier fed up with transfer speculation

Nottingham Forest manager Philippe Montanier

Britt Assombalonga and Dorus De Vries have been linked with exits.

Nottingham Forest manager Philippe MontanierNottingham Forest manager Philippe Montanier

Nottingham Forest are currently seeing two of their key players being heavily linked with a move away from the club.

Dorus De Vries was ruled out of last night’s game with Brighton, which Forest lost 3-0, as he was in Glasgow trying to finalise a move to Celtic – where he will join up with his former Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers.

Britt Assombalonga celebrates after scoring the first goal for Nottingham ForestBritt Assombalonga celebrates after scoring the first goal for Nottingham Forest

Not only is the club’s Player of the Year being linked with a move away, but their main goal threat as well.

Britt Assombalonga also missed the game. The striker was said to be injured, but with news of an apparent bid from Norwich City, many did not believe that story.

But Forest manager Philippe Montanier has seemingly had enough.

Speaking to BBC Nottingham the Frenchman had this to say:

"I'm a little tired about the speculation.

"I want to try digest this defeat, the rest is not important and for me is not a problem.

Nottingham Forest's Dorus De VriesNottingham Forest's Dorus De Vries

"What we need is good players, as we saw this evening, if we are to have ambitions for the Championship."

Forest fans will be desperate for the club to hold on to Assombalonga and it seems that he was injured for the game yesterday.

He is set to return to action against Brentford on Tuesday and Forest fans will be hoping their main goal threat will remain at the City Ground.

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