Nottingham Forest looking to hijack move for Manchester City winger

Nottingham Forest are reportedly set to hijack a move for Manchester City’s Morgan Rogers.

According to Teamtalk, Steve Cooper’s side are interested in adding Rogers to the team before the window closes this evening.

Rogers had been linked with a move to Huddersfield and Blackpool, but it now looks as though Forest are going to secure the signature of the highly rated youngster.

The winger had spent the first half of the season on loan at Bournemouth but he was recalled by City earlier in the month.

Rogers failed to make an impact with Scott Parker’s side and could not break into the starting side consistently enough for City’s liking.

The 19-year-old appeared 15 times in the Championship for the Cherries, but 14 of those came from the bench. His play time amounted to 231 minutes, the equivalent of just under three games.

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Forest are currently eighth in the table. Cooper’s side have 43 points from 29 games and are only two points adrift of the play-off places. However, sixth place Middlesbrough do have a game in hand.

Forest lost last time out, falling to a 2-1 defeat away to Cardiff City. That loss ended a three game winning stretch.

The Reds have climbed from the foot of the table since Cooper took over the side in September and are now pushing for a play-off place.

Next up for Forest is a derby match in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup against Leicester City on February 6.

The Verdict

Rogers would be a good signing for Forest. Despite not making a massive impact at Bournemouth, he did show great promise there.

At 19, he also still has plenty to offer Forest as he continues his development as a player.

The club opted to keep Brennan Johnson and Rogers will make a good deputy for him in the event of an injury.

He can also provide plenty of competition as the youngster will likely be hungry to earn more play time at Forest than he received at Bournemouth.

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