Nottingham Forest interest in 16-year-old Matthew Knox on hold after Dougie Freedman departure

The talented Livingston attacker was the subject of a bid from Forest in the winter.

In January it was reported that Nottingham Forest had tabled an unsuccessful bid for Livingston forward Matthew Knox.

Livingston manager David Hopkin confirmed in January to the Edinburgh News that Forest had made an unsuccessful bid for the player.

Since then a lot has changed at Forest, including a change of manager.

Dougie Freedman, himself a Scot, was said to be a big fan of the player but he is no longer with the club and it appears as though that has temporarily halted Forest’s interest in the player.

HITC Sport understands that Nottingham Forest do not currently have any plans to make another approach for Knox, not at least until a new permanent manager has assessed the potential of the Scottish teenager.

The BBC reported this week that Rangers remain the front-runners for the player’s signature – but that Chelsea, Everton, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are also keen on his signature.

Forest however appear to be holding off on the player.

Knox, who doesn’t turn 17 until December, has played seven times for Livingston so far this season.

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