Nottingham Forest will take a closer look at a player who was linked with a move to City Ground during Tuesday night’s game with Rotherham United

Former manager Sabri Lamouchi tried to sign Matt Crooks before leaving City Ground but failed to land the Millers star

Boss Paul Warne told the Evening Express the club’s star man should be fit to play tonight

The former Rangers man has shown his versatility and having him available allows Warne to make subtle in-game adjustments to his squad

It’s fair to say that interest in the Crooks will remain as the summer transfer window opens

He came of age at Rotherham and will not be short of suitors – especially if the Millers are relegated

Forest’s interest is quite another thing, Chris Hughton having replaced Lamouchi in the hot seat

The manager is adamant that no player will arrive in Forest without his seal of approval and he will have a few goals in mind

The crooks may have missed the boat when it comes to Forest’s movement, but a good performance tonight could tempt Hughton

The midfielder’s ranks at City Ground are likely to need some strengthening this summer

James Garner is only on loan, while Harry Arter appears to be in disgrace under Hughton

That would leave Cafu, Ryan Yates and Jack Colback in the books for next season – all three possessing similar qualities

A good performance and Reds fans may be wondering what could have been if Lamouchi had returned in August

Lee is a Nottinghamshire-based digital football journalist Posted by Football League Paper, Johnstone Press Group, Four Four Two, World Soccer and many more A Premier League and EFL aficionado

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