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5 players whose careers unfortunately went backwards at Nottingham Forest

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Nottingham Forest have already been linked with several players ahead of the summer transfer window, despite the future of the 2019/20 campaign still in limbo.

The Reds boss will look to further strengthen his squad this summer, however not every signing Forest have made in recent years has paid off.

Here, we take a look at FIVE players whose careers went backwards at Nottingham Forest…

Zach Clough

Clough arrived at the City Ground having established himself as one of the most promising players in the lower leagues for Bolton Wanderers.

The attacking midfielder had scored so many goals for Bolton Wanderers at such a young age, but despite an impressive start on Trentside, his career quickly went downhill.

He hasn’t featured for the Reds in over two years, and loan moves to Rochdale and Bolton didn’t work out at all.

Djamel Abdoun

Having been a key player for Olympiacos, it looked to be a real coup when former PSG youth prospect Abdoun rocked up at the City Ground.

But, after scoring just one goal in 27 games for the Reds, attitude problems led to his exit, and he has now retired after finishing his career with Veroia.

Kevin Gomis

Gomis looked to be a real prospect when he joined Forest on loan from French side Nice.

In the end, the move turned out to be a disaster. Gomis made only one appearance for Forest, picking up a yellow card in a defeat to Barnsley, and game time was limited upon his return to France.

A move to Dundee then followed, before finishing his career in the French lower leagues with Grand Quevilly.

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Rafik Djebbour

Djebbour was another one of the disaster signings of the Fawaz Al-Hasawi era.

Arrived on loan from Olympiacos with an impressive goalscoring record, but after scoring just once in eight appearances for the Reds, he turned out to be a major flop.

He was last seen playing for Marseilles-Consolat, but departed after playing a total of 23 minutes for the club.

Andrea Silenzi

Silenzi joined Forest from Torino in 1995 for a reported fee of £1.8m, becoming the first Italian to play in the Premier League.

He had real quality and pedigree having scored plenty of goals for the Italian side, but managed to score only twice in 20 games for Forest.

After a failed spell at Forest, spells with Reggiana, Ravenna and Torino followed as he flattered to deceive.


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