Tyrese Fornah has struggled to pave his way into the first-team at Nottingham Forest this season, with the 22-year-old not playing any league minutes under Steve Cooper.
The young midfielder has played five minutes of Championship football this season, which came earlier in the campaign when Chris Hughton was still at the helm.
Fornah has primarily been operating in the club’s U23s this season, playing nine games in Premier League 2 for the Midlands outfit, but is someone that Forest seem to have faith in as he was handed a new contract earlier this week.
Even so, the 22-year-old has seen his game time at first-team level dramatically decrease this season, with Fornah featuring 39 times in League One with Plymouth Argyle last season.
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Starting 34 of those matches, Fornah proved that he was able to deal with the rigours of EFL football, with the Pilgrims finishing in 18th place.
A loan move back to League One could be extremely beneficial for Fornah’s progression as a footballer.
If he remains at Forest, it is likely that he will drop even further down the pecking order, as the January transfer window could be a big opportunity for Cooper to strengthen the club’s push for the top six.
Fornah perhaps needs a top-end League One club for what remains of the season, in order to bridge the gap from where Plymouth were last season to where Forest are now.
Fornah would certainly be an exciting and competent option for clubs in League One who are chasing promotion, with the 22-year-old possessing the technical ability and composure to dictate the play and keep possession.
Under Ryan Lowe at Plymouth, Fornah operated as the holding midfielder in a 3-1-4-2, placing a lot of focus and importance on the young midfielder to break the lines into midfield and advance the play.
The 22-year-old also possesses the physicality and the reading of the game to turn defence into attack, proving to be a stubborn midfielder who will press relentlessly.
Fornah has a lot of desirable attributes that would make him a big hit at the top end of League One, whilst he still has an exciting future ahead of him.
It is now a case of whether or not Forest will deem a January move as the next best step.