Three potential additions for Forest as Freedman targets a striker

We take a look at strikers from Arsenal, Southampton and Crystal Palace that Dougie Freedman may be tempted to sign for Nottingham Forest.

Dougie Freedman has confirmed that Nottingham Forest are on the lookout for a striker.

The Reds are harbouring ambitions of breaking into the Championship's top-six and Freedman wants to give the Reds the best chance possible of making the play-offs by bringing in a potent hitman.

Forest already have the likes of Dexter Blackstock and Matty Fryatt available to them, but Freedman is hoping to add to his forward ranks and in this piece we take a look at three possible options.

Chuba Akpom (Arsenal)

The Arsenal youngster has been handed a few first-team appearances for the Gunners this season, but they should be open to a loan move if Forest did enquire.

The 19-year-old is blessed with bags of pace and power and looks to be an exciting talent, with most Arsenal supporters feeling he has the potential to become a star at the Emirates Stadium.

Akpom would be an inexperienced addition, but he certainly has the quality to enhance Forest's attacking threat and may be a good option for Freedman. 

Sam Gallagher (Southampton)

Gallagher may have been expected to make more of an impression in Southampton's first-team this season, after being handed a number of chances last year, but things haven't worked out for him.

The striker has suffered with injury problems and Ronald Koeman has not given him as many opportunities as Mauricio Pochettino did during his time at St. Mary's.

That does not mean that he isn't a bright prospect, though, and Gallagher's finishing ability makes him an appealing addition for any Championship side.

Gallagher is likely to be desperate for a shot at senior football this year and would make a good signing for Forest. 

Kwesi Appiah (Crystal Palace)

The Palace striker has not received many chances at Selhurst Park, yet he has plenty of quality. 

Appiah was a key part of Ghana's team which made it to the Africa Cup of Nations final and looks to have the qualities required to be a threat in English football.

Although the 24-year-old has never proved himself above League Two level, he possesses all the skills needed to hurt defences and would be eager to impress if he did move to the City Ground.

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