'We are close' - Warburton issues exciting Nottingham Forest transfer update
By Abigail Withey
Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton has said he hopes a new signing could make their debut against Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.
The Forest boss has had a busy summer of transfer arrivals with a whole host of new players joining the Championship side.
The likes of Jason Cummings, Barrie McKay, Andreas Bouchalakis, Daryl Murphy, Tendayi Darikwa and Kieran Dowell moved to the City Ground over recent weeks, but the Forest boss is hopeful of making one more recruit.
The club has been heavily linked with Leeds defensive midfielder Liam Bridcutt over recent weeks and Football Insider exclusively revealed that a deal was expected to be completed within the next few days.
Warburton recently said that the club was close to securing a signing and revealed that he was hopeful that a new recruit could make their Forest debut on Wednesday.
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The manager said: “We are close, I know I keep saying that – and one fan said to me outside ‘we have been close for weeks now’ and we have.”
“I would like to think that somebody could make their debut against Newcastle,” Warburton said, as quoted by the Nottingham Post. “If we can get it right; if we can get it done, I would like to see that happen.”
The Championship boss stated that signing a player was not straight forward and doesn’t always go to plan.
“But it is not that easy. It is not a case of putting a bid in, having it accepted and then the player signing the next day, after he has sailed through a medical. It does not work that way.”
Nottingham Forest got off to a positive start this season, winning all but one of their matches across all competitions.
Most recently, Warburton’s side secured a 2-1 victory over Middlesbrough on Saturday with newbies Barrie McKay and Daryl Murphy securing the winning goals at the City Ground.
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