Bolton Wanderers are looking to seal a loan swoop for Nottingham Forest attacker Zach Clough, according to reports.
Clough of course was a Bolton player before he joined Forest, so will be no stranger to the Macron Stadium.
It would be quite the coup for Phil Parkinson and his side if he could get a deal over the line, and you get the feeling it could happen, with Clough not getting a look in under Warburton.
Should Forest let him leave on loan?
I think so.
Forest’s attack has been good this season and now Tyler Walker is proving himself too.
That is another player ahead of Zach Clough by the looks of things and so a loan deal would be good for all involved.
If his first-team opportunities don’t improve drastically in the coming month, then Forest will have no option but to loan Clough out, as the forward will be coming increasingly frustrated.
For me, Clough should be getting more of a chance under Warburton, but with things not looking like they are going to change, a loan move is probably best.
What a signing he would be for Bolton though, he could give Parkinson’s side a huge boost in their fight against relegation.
Yes, he needs regular games.
Clough is at a crossroads in his career, at 22-years old he really needs to start fulfilling the potential many thought he had.
Games aren’t going to come at Forest this season, so a loan to Bolton could work wonders, then Forest can make an assessment on his future in the summer depending on how he does.
If Bolton can get him back they should bite Forest’s hand off.
Should Warburton let him go? Well that would be a bold call.
The player can’t get in the team at the moment so it would make sense to let him leave on loan, but a fine talent would be walking from the club, who claim to be chasing a top-six spot.