By Danny Wright
Nottingham Forest have entered the race to sign Wolves attacker Joe Mason, according to a report.
News outlet Get West London claims that Queens Park Rangers are also keeping tabs on the 26-year-old, who has struggled with injuries in his time at Molineux and has been stuck on the fringe of the first-team squad.
It is understood that Mark Warburton wants to add a “powerful striker” to his squad over the summer after already securing the services of Scottish dynamo Jason Cummings from Hibernian.
Mason made 23 appearances across all competitions for Forest’s Midlands rivals Wolves last season, scoring just four goals.
However most of the campaign was ravaged by different injuries, which saw his playing time drastically reduced as he started just nine Championship fixtures.
The striker, who can also play on both wings, joined Wolves in January 2016 on a three-and-a-half year deal after spending five years at Cardiff which saw him loaned out to Bolton on three separate occasions.
Mason earned three Under-21 caps for the Republic of Ireland during the earlier days of his career.
Football Insider Verdict
Mason has a very solid understanding of the Championship and has experienced that level of English football with a number of different clubs. His injury record is perhaps a bit of a worry but Warburton does need to add something different to his attack ahead of next season. Britt Assombalonga and Cummings are both similar types of player but Mason offers a lot of power, aggression and aerial ability with his game. Signing him up would give Warburton a plan B which is something that he was widely criticised for during his spell at Rangers. It’s going to be a big couple of months for the Reds.
In other Nottingham Forest news, Kenny Burns has made an incredible claim about Assombalonga which fans simply will not believe.