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1st Jan, 2017 | 8:15pm

Collymore delivers two-word Twitter verdict after reported Nottingham Forest midfielder bid

By Will Butcher

Stan Collymore has revealed that it would be an “absolute disgrace” if Nottingham Forest accepted an offer worth more than £2.5million for Henri Lansbury from rivals Derby County.

The Birmingham Mail claim Derby have submitted the bid for Forest’s captain, with a reply yet to be heard from the Forest camp.

Posting on his personal Twitter account, former Forest attacker Collymore revealed that he would be disgusted if the bid for Lansbury was accepted.

The 26-year-old has starred in the middle of Forest’s midfield this season, but could want a move away from the two-time European Cup champions this month as Philippe Montanier’s side continue to struggle.

An Arsenal academy graduate, Lansbury continues to be a rare shining light in the Forest side that sit just five points above the Championship drop zone.

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Losing in-form captain Lansbury would be a huge loss to the Forest side, and Collymore believes selling him to their rivals would send a terrible message out to fans.

Since his £1million move from the Gunners, Lansbury has made exactly 150 league and cup appearances for Forest in what is his fifth season with the Championship outfit.

Known for his ability to find the back of the net and provide an attacking outlet to a side from midfield, Lansbury has scored 33 goals – more than one goal every five games.

In other Nottingham Forest news, this report suggests that Forest could be about to appoint a new manager.