Nottingham Forest fans believe Martin O'Neill will give Liam Bridcutt a chance

Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka

Nottingham Forest midfielder Liam Bridcutt has only made four appearances at the City Ground this season.

Burton Albion's English midfielder Jake Hesketh (L) vies with Nottingham Forest's Scottish midfielder Liam Bridcutt during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Burton...

Nottingham Forest fans predict that Liam Bridcutt is going to be brought back from the cold by Martin O’Neill.

Bridcutt fell out of favour under Aitor Karanka, and has made just four appearances for Forest this season.

 

The central midfielder is very proven in the Championship though, and there is a feeling from some that he was underused by Karanka.

As a result, many Forest fans are now predicting that O’Neill’s appointment could be great news for the 29-year-old.

Forest have a wealth of central midfielders available to them, so Bridcutt faces fierce competition for a first-team spot.

The expectation on O’Neill appears to be to guide Forest into a play off spot, with the Reds playing catch up as things stand.

Forest are currently in ninth place in the Championship table, four points away from the play off spaces.

O’Neill will take charge of Forest for the first time at the weekend, when the Reds take on Bristol City.

Martin O'Neill the manager of the Republic of Ireland manager celebrates following his team's 2-0 victory and qualification during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier play off, second leg match...

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