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‘We need him’ – Nottingham Forest fans react to latest transfer speculation

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Nottingham Forest began their 2017/18 Championship campaign in ideal fashion by beating Millwall on the opening weekend of the season.

The Reds narrowly avoided relegation from the second tier last season, needing a 3-0 win over Ipswich Town on the final day of the campaign to retain their status ahead of Blackburn Rovers, who went down on goal difference.

Yet optimism has been somewhat renewed over the summer despite the sale of star striker Britt Assombalonga to Middlesbrough, and the East Midlands outfit duly delivered by beating Neil Harris’ newly-promoted side 1-0 at the City Ground, with summer signing Barrie McKay’s first half goal enough for all three points.

And with victory over Shrewsbury Town in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, things are certainly looking up for Warburton and his side, although there is speculation surrounding the future of one of their most influential defenders, namely Eric Lichaj.

The United States international was named the club’s Player of the Season last term but sees his contract run out at the end of the current one, and reports have suggested that Barnsley are looking at the 28-year-old as a possible replacement for Huddersfield-bound Andy Yiadom.

Yet Warburton has moved to quash the speculation on Friday, stating that ‘he is a talented player, he was player of the year last season and he is a part of our squad’, and news of the speculation and the manager’s comments have stimulated quite a response from Forest fans on Twitter.

And it’s fair to say that several of them are hoping that Lichaj stays at the City Ground beyond the August 31 deadline…


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