Bookies make Nottingham Forest and Wigan new favourites in race to sign League Two hitman

Omar Bogle scores the first goal for Grimsby

Nottingham Forest and Wigan Athletic have been installed as the new favourites to sign Omar Bogle.

Popular bookmakers BETVICTOR have installed Nottingham Forest and Wigan Athletic as the new joint 6/1 favourites in the race to sign Grimsby Town striker Omar Bogle.

The 24-year-old hitman made the move to Blundell Park on a free transfer in the summer of 2015, and has since gone on to score an impressive 35 goals in 71 outings for the Mariners.

Omar Bogle celebrates with teammates after scoring the second goal for GrimsbyOmar Bogle celebrates 

BETVICTOR list both Forest and Wigan at 6/1 in the race to sign the striker, ahead of Bradford City at 8/1 and Sheffield United at 10/1.

Those clubs interested in signing Bogle will surely be hoping that he can emulate Jamie Vardy's rise in the game, after he moved to Leicester City from non-league Fleetwood Town in 2012.

Out of the teams reported to be interested in signing Bogle, Wigan are the side in most need of an accomplished goalscorer, with their tally of 16 goals currently being the lowest total in the division.

Grimsby Town's Omar Bogle and Halifax Town's James Bolton in actionGrimsby Town's Omar Bogle in action

The Birmingham-born striker's contract with the Lincolnshire outfit does not expire until the summer of 2018, and with so many clubs in the running, Grimsby can surely start a bidding war in the hope of receiving quite a substantial sum for Bogle.

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