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Forest join several clubs in pursuit of 24-year-old Australia international

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Championship outfit Nottingham Forest have joined several other sides around the country in pursuit of Burton Albion midfielder Jackson Irvine, reports The Nottingham Post.

The 24-year-old only moved to the Pirelli Stadium last year following time north of the border with Ross County and Celtic, albeit he only played once for the latter in a three-year spell between 2012 and 2015.

Yet he showed everybody exactly what he can do last term under Nigel Clough, netting ten goals in just 42 Championship matches for Burton to help them stave off relegation in their first ever season in the second tier.

And, unsurprisingly, his fine form for the Brewers has attracted much interest from many sides around the country, and recent reports suggest that Mark Warburton’s Forest have joined that chase.

The East Midlands giants needed a 3-0 win over Ipswich Town on the final day of last season to secure their second tier status, and they will quite simply be looking for serious improvement next season under former Rangers and Brentford chief Warburton.

And with the likes of Jason Cummings and Barrie McKay already through the door, they are certainly bolstering their ranks, and if they were to add Australia international Irvine over the coming weeks, optimism would definitely be sky-high going into the new Championship campaign.

However, with Premier League duo Brighton and Swansea, as well as second tier rivals Aston Villa, Derby, Fulham, Sheffield Wednesday, and Wolves reportedly interested as well, it very much remains to be seen if Forest can get a deal done for the 24-year-old this summer.

Forest fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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