Nottingham Forest manager Martin O’Neill will have his planning for the new season well under-way, with pre-season just a matter of weeks away as the Northern Irishman looks to prepare a side capable of mounting a serious top-six finish next season.
Amongst the many decisions O’Neill will be faced with, the future of 30-year-old defensive midfielder Liam Bridcutt is one that will need to be addressed, with the Scottish international falling out of favour at the City Ground.
With this in mind, do you expect Forest to offload Liam Bridcutt this summer?
“Bridcutt has been a solid Championship player throughout his career but things just haven’t worked out for him at Forest.
“He made just four appearances last season, and didn’t get a look-in under Martin O’Neill which suggests he isn’t favoured at all.
“Forest paid £1 million for him in 2017 and although it is unlikely they will recoup that amount, they will still want to offload an unused and unwanted player.”
“I would imagine so.
“They already have one of the biggest squads in the division, and with talk of summer recruitment to help make the squad ready for a promotion push next season, there will need to be players moved along to make space for those new recruits.
“Having fallen right out of contention at The City Ground, that surely makes Bridcutt a candidate to be moved along.”
“Surely he has to go now.
“I was amazed he stuck around for all of last season because his Forest career is as good as dead.
“You feel like something may have gone on behind the scenes there for his time to sour so much and I would be amazed if he hangs around.”