Forest looking for loans

Nottingham Forest are plotting at least one loan signing as they prepare for a run of three games in eight days, Colin Calderwood revealed today.

The Reds hope to land a left back and possibly a midfielder, as injuries to Julian Bennett and Lewis McGugan have left the squad looking thin.
Manager Calderwood does have the option of playing versatile Chris Cohen or youngster Joe Heath at left back in Bennett's absence, but is likely to look for a more experienced player to provide cover and, with McGugan also on the injury list, he may try to boost his options in the middle of the pitch as well.

He said: "We have to look at bringing players in. We have had a little scout around and we will try to do something before the end of next week.

"That is an important week for us, and if we can do it before, we might. The longer they are with us, the better-prepared they will be to play next weekend.

"We are just thinking about the fatigue that is likely to hit us by the time next weekend comes around, with the number of matches we are playing.

"It is situations like this where we have to have numbers and strength in depth just to keep us fresh.

"Twice already this season we have slipped up when it has come to playing a third game in a week, when we lost at Swansea and Wolverhampton. That is an indication that we need bodies to be fresh.

"It is just a little trend that we have noticed and have talked about."

Calderwood hopes Forest will go into the next international break, in October, in better spirits.

"Hopefully when the next break comes up we can go into it on a more positive note with a better result," he said.

"It has been a useful exercise and break and we are ready not just for this game, but the whole week. The players have all set themselves little targets and goals. But we need to get through these three games and make an improvement.

"The one thing you can say is that they do not fear anything, which is very positive."

Source: Nottingham Evening Post
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