Matty Cash could make way at Nottingham Forest amid Perry-Ruddock Mpanzu reports

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The Luton Town man has reportedly courted the attention of Nottingham Forest, and will only increase the level of competition at The City Ground.

Luton's Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu in actionLuton's Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu in action

Following news that Nottingham Forest are interested in Luton Town midfielder Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu, as reported by the Bedfordshire News, it's very possible that Reds boss Mark Warburton could look to send Matty Cash out on loan.

The 19-year-old started the 2016/17 season with incredible promise, to the point he was subjected to a £6m bid from RB Leipzig in January, as reported by the Guardian, but his form tailed off towards the end of the season.

One of the reasons why his form evaporated was because Cash was constantly deployed in positions that weren't in his preferred central midfield role, and was even used as a right back at one point - both under Philippe Montanier and Gary Brazil.

There is hope for Cash that he can be the man that becomes the box-to-box player that the Reds crave, but if Warburton is genuinely interested in Mpanzu, then it could mean that Cash is shipped out on loan to aid his development.

Nottingham Forest's Matthew Cash (L) and Liam Bridcutt of Leeds United in actionNottingham Forest's Matthew Cash (L) and Liam Bridcutt of Leeds United in action

The last time Cash went out on loan was brilliant for all parties concerned, as he went to Dagenham and Redbridge - then in League Two - and scored three goals in 12 appearances, though having just played 28 Championship fixtures, he'd probably want to stay and fight for his place or leave on a permanent basis if he wasn't required.

It could be that Mpanzu - if signed - would simply provide more competition and depth, but it's also possible that Cash's days at Forest could be numbered, which would be a genuine shame for Forest fans.

Luton Town's Pelly Ruddock in actionLuton Town's Pelly Ruddock in action

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