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Lee Tomlin praises Nottingham Forest team-mate Adlene Guedioura

Senegal's forward Pape Moussa Konate (L) challenges Algeria's midfielder Adlene Guedioura during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group B football match between Senegal and Algeria in...

Adlene Guedioura has been making his mark at Nottingham Forest it seems.

Adlene Guedioura of Nottingham scores his team's first goal of the game during the npower Championship match between Leicester City and Nottingham Forest at the King Power Stadium on...

Lee Tomlin has told The Nottingham Post that new team-mate Adlene Guedioura has been impressing him since joining Nottingham Forest.

Forest boss Aitor Karanka snapped up the 32-year-old attacker on a free transfer last month what is his third stint at the club, having paid around £3.5 million to bring him to Middlesbrough in January 2017.

The Algeria international, who has 40 caps for his country, has only played two games for the Reds so far - both defeats - but Tomlin believes that Nottingham Forest can only be a better side with someone of that calibre.

Adlene Guedioura of Middlesbrough (L) and Jason Puncheon of Crystal Palace (R) battle for possession during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough at Selhurst...

“I have had a few battles with Adlene over the years and he has come out on top a few times – and so have I,” he said to The Nottingham Post.

“He is such a good player, he is a battler and a nice guy.”

Karanka, who only took the Forest job in January after Mark Warburton was sacked, will already be looking at next season.

Leon Best of Blackburn Rovers moves away from Adlene Guedioura of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Nottingham Forest at Ewood Park on...

Forest aren't safe from relegation, but a seven-point cushion from the bottom three means that dropping down into League One isn't an imminent threat, though a 17-point gap from the top six means that the Spaniard's troops haven't got much left to play for.

That being said, it should, in theory, be an exciting summer at the City Ground as the former Real Madrid assistant looks to build a squad capable of winning Premier League promotion, having done so with Boro in 2016.

And the addition of Guedioura is certainly a very good start.

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