This article is part of Football League World’s ‘Fan’s Voice’ series, where we gather original opinions from those closest to the clubs concerned on matters surrounding their team and share them with a wider audience…
Glenn Murray has had a decent start to life on Trentside with a couple of goals to his name and regular appearances since arriving at Nottingham Forest.
The veteran forward certainly looks more at home in Garibaldi red than he did at Watford and, under a manager he knows well in Chris Hughton, he seems to be showing there’s still plenty of life in him yet.
That, though, has had a negative impact on Lyle Taylor’s playing time at Forest of late with the summer arrival making largely substitute appearances in the Championship in recent weeks.
Indeed, for FLW’s Nottingham Forest fan pundit Kevin Marriott, there now seems a considerable chance that the former Charlton Athletic forward could now leave in the off-season in the summer:
“I like Taylor but he is third choice behind Glenn Murray and Lewis Grabban and he doesn’t really fit into the way Chris Hughton sets up his teams – he could be among the summer departures.
“With Forest struggling for goals this season, I expected Taylor to make more of an impact but he hasn’t flourished as the lone striker in a 4-2-3-1 formation.”
Taylor had a superb season at Charlton last year and there was a natural interest to see how he’d get on at Forest as he joined on a free.
Earlier displays in the season showed a bit of promise but it’s gradually got tougher for him as the campaign has gone on and, as Kevin says, he’s now lower down on the pecking order than he’d like.
There could be interest in the summer in him if he is available, but he’ll surely want to try and make it work at the City Ground if he can – time will soon tell if he does.