Date: 1st August 2019 at 1:57pm
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In recent days, Nottingham Forest have been linked with a move for Scottish centre-back Scott McKenna.

The Reds are seemingly looking to conclude a few more deals before the end of this transfer window as they’ve been strongly linked to Brice Samba and Samba Sow, but this move for McKenna seems a bit unnecessary.

The problem is that Sabri Lamouchi already has a number of centre-backs to choose from in his side, and the addition of another defender would be overkill.

Indeed, Forest currently have six players who can play as a centre-half in their first-team squad.

It’s not as if they are of poor quality either, amongst these they have a former England international, a 22-year-old they once turned down a £12m bid for, a player who some fans named as one of their best signings for years, and another who has played almost 100 games in Serie A.

If there’s one position they have no problems in it’s at centre-half.

Indeed, despite finishing ninth last season, Forest had a better defensive record than three of the top six, so it would seem that their defence doesn’t need bolstering that much.

Their problems last season came in front of goal. The Midlands club were the third lowest scorers in the top half, and you’d have to feel that with a bit more firepower up top they could have been real candidates for a playoff spot.

With the 22-year-old reportedly valued at more than £3m, it has to be argued that the Reds would be better off redirecting those funds elsewhere in an attempt to find more goals next season.

 

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