By Harvey Byrne

Nottingham Forest defender Alex Iacovitti is set to seal a loan move to English League Two club Forest Green Rovers on Monday, according to a report.

The Mirror have detailed on their live transfer blog (Monday, 11.52am) that the 19-year-old is due to move to fourth tier side on a season-long loan deal “today.”

The loan deal would mark Iacovitti’s second of his short career after the Scotland Under-21 international spent the first half of the last campaign on loan at Mansfield.

He played just eight times for the Nottinghamshire-based club in all competitions and he was sent back to Forest due to a lack of playing time.

The Nottingham-born defender joined the Forest youth ranks in 2012 aged 15 and he made his professional debut for the club last August in a 4-3 win over Burton.

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He started the match six days after against Brighton, suffering a 3-0 defeat and those two appearances are his only to date.

Football Insider verdict:

Given Iacovitti’s age and that his contract is set to expire next summer this deal is a move that suits all parties and the young centre-back will be keen to impress on his loan move as potential suitors could be watching. A loan deal to newly promoted Forest Green Rovers would also be beneficial with no expectation at the club other than to try and avoid relegation. Therefore, Iacovitti would not feel the same pressure as he would at a prestigious club like Nottingham Forest and this move could prove to be a brilliant one in his development in the future.

In other Nottingham Forest transfer news, a reliable journalist provided an update on Forest’s pursuit of this midfielder.

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