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One winner and one loser if Nottingham Forest seal deal for 8-goal ace

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Nottingham Forest are interested in signing NAC Breda forward Sydney van Hooijdonk, according to Sky Sports’ Transfer Centre (04/12, 18:06).

The Reds have failed to find the net in each of their last five games, and may look to bolster their attacking options in the January transfer window.

Forest fans will be familiar with van Hooijdonk’s father, Pierre, who scored 41 goals in 77 games for the club during a two-year stay on Trentside.

Sydney has scored eight goals in 12 games for NAC Breda this season, but the 20-year-old’s future in Holland looks to be up in the air.

His contract expires at the end of the season, meaning that he could be allowed to leave on the cheap in January, with Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City also said to be keen.

Here, we take a look at one winner and one loser at Nottingham Forest if the club win the race for the striker…

Winner: Lyle Taylor

At the moment, Forest do not have a back-up striker to rely on, meaning that Lyle Taylor has made nine successive league starts.

Taylor scored three goals in two games before the international break, but he is since managed to find the net in his last five appearances.

The 30-year-old could definitely do with a rest, and maybe the addition of van Hooijdonk could take some of the pressure off the Montserrat international.

Loser: Lewis Grabban

It has been a difficult start to the season for Grabban, who failed to open his goalscoring account before picking up an injury against Derby County.

In that time, Lyle Taylor has scored four goals for the Reds and has started every game under the tutelage of Chris Hughton since.

He’s struggling for both form and fitness, and if they bring in van Hooijdonk in January, it would be another option for Hughton to choose from and add even more competition in the final third.


Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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