Nottingham Forest signing Luton's Dan Potts would be another superb piece of business

Dan Potts of Luton Town and Kelvin Mellor of Blackpool during the Sky Bet League Two match between Blackpool and Luton Town at Bloomfield Road on May 14, 2017 in Blackpool, England.

Nottingham Forest have been linked with Luton Town’s Dan Potts.

Jacob Murphy of Newcastle United is tackled by Dan Potts of Luton Town during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Newcastle United and Luton Town at St James' Park on January 6,...

According to reports by HITC, Nottingham Forest are keen on signing Luton Town defender Dan Potts though they face competition from newly-promoted Wigan Athletic and League One side Sunderland.

Forest are making all the right noises in terms of transfer targets this summer, and supporters come August could be in for an exciting season as their team starts to resemble a potential promotion contender.

It has been a tough few years for Forest supporters with several managers coming and going and the squad lacking both youthfulness and direction, yet that all seems to be changing under new ownership.

Manager Aitor Karanka seemingly has the backing of the club’s wealthy Greek owner Evangelos Marinakos, and together they are building a young and exciting Forest squad full of energy and potential.

Kelvin Mellor of Blackpool contests the ball with Dan Potts and Glen Rea of Luton Town during the Sky Bet League Two Play off Semi Final Second Leg match between Luton Town and Blackpool...

Recent reports in the BBC claim both Portugal U21 international Joao Carvalhal and Diogo Goncalves could be on their way to the City Ground, while Peterborough’s young winger Marcus Maddison is also tipped to join with the Nottingham Post reporting an imminent bid.

Now HITC  have cited Forest’s interest in bringing in Luton’s Potts, and he’s another with huge potential with the 24-year-old standing out as one of the best players in League Two over the past 12 months.

The former West Ham United left-back was named in the League Two PFA Team of the Year, scoring an impressive seven goals and adding a further five assists in 45 league encounters.

Dan Potts of Luton Town and Kelvin Mellor of Blackpool during the Sky Bet League Two match between Blackpool and Luton Town at Bloomfield Road on May 14, 2017 in Blackpool, England.

The attacking left-back posted incredible numbers for a supposed defender, and the thought of him linking up with the likes of Ben Osborn or Diogo Goncalves down that left-flank is an exciting prospect.

The Reds are finally going down the right path in their bid for promotion back to the Premier League following a lengthy top-flight absence, and you can’t blame their supporters for showing their excitement at it all.

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