Date: 7th August 2019 at 2:13pm
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Nottingham Forest still need to be active in this transfer window if they want their season to be a success.

There is still a gaping hole at right-back due to the injury picked up by Tendayi Darikwa, and Sabri Lamouchi seemingly still wants a new centre-back as the Reds have consistently been linked with Scott McKenna.

One area that they certainly don’t need to look for new signings is between the posts.

Forest are already oversaturated in terms of how many goalkeepers they have on their books.

Arijanet Muric, Costel Pantilimon, Luke Steele and Jordan Smith are four keepers who are more than capable of playing at Championship level, so why are they now looking at Scott Carson?

The Derby County stopper isn’t even first-choice at Pride Park anymore as Kelle Roos took up the mantle mid-way through last season as he started 19 games for the Rams including the playoff final.

There’s no guarantee that Carson would even be the number one if he came to the City Ground as Muric is very highly-rated, and Pantilimon is proven at this level.

On top of this, a move to sign the 33-year-old would likely rub fans the wrong way.

Signing any player with an affiliation to Derby isn’t something the City Ground faithful would be pleased with, but bringing in a player who has previously been outspoken about how much he loves Forest’s rivals would certainly rile up the supporters.

It’s hard to see supporters welcoming Carson with open arms after his years of good service for the Rams.

On so many levels this transfer seems unnecessary, and it is the opposite of what Forest need to be doing right now.

 

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