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‘He should be starting’ – Should O’Neill start 24-y/o Nottm Forest man tonight v WBA? Opinion



Nottingham Forest manager Martin O’Neill signed Leo Bonatini on loan from Wolves during the January transfer window.

The 24-year-old has made two appearances so far, the latest being a start in the win over Brentford at the weekend, though his performance got a lukewarm reception from a section of fans on Twitter.

So should Bonatini feature for Forest against West Brom tonight?

We discuss…..

Gary Hutchinson

“I think so.

“If Martin O’Neill is going to keep playing two up top, he has to.

“There’s a lack of options and Daryl Murphy isn’t a viable choice for my money.”

Jacob Potter

“He should be starting.

“Bonatini is far too good of an option to be sat on the substitutes bench and O’Neill surely has to be handing him more game time.

“He is a proven goalscorer, and would be the ideal player to partner Lewis Grabban up-front for the Reds for the remainder of this year’s campaign.”

George Harbey

“I think whilst Grabban is back scoring goals again, why drop him?

“Sure, squad rotation is key at this part of the season, as injuries can occur just like that within a hectic period.

“But this is a massive game for Forest, and they need their best players to start.”

Jay Taylor

“He is yet to do so for his new club, but that could be down to fitness.

“O’Neill signed him in the window, so he is one of his players, playing him is inevitable.

“In what position, and when, remains to be seen.

“But I would expect him to feature for Forest before long with so many points still to play for.”

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