Joe Lolley is set to leave Nottingham Forest as the winger is not in Steve Cooper’s plans
Winger Joe Lolley wants to leave Nottingham Forest after being told he is not in Steve Cooper’s plans to return to the Premier League
- Forst winger Joe Lolley, 29, has now been demoted to training with the U23s
- Goalkeeper Brice Samba and captain Lewis Grabban have already left the club
- Five loans that helped promote promotion have returned to parent clubs
Nottingham Forest winger Joe Lolley, 29, have said he is no longer in their plans and have confirmed Lewis Grabban has left the club.
Lolley started a friendly against Coventry City in Spain last Friday but has now been relegated to training with the U23s.
Goalkeeper Brice Samba and captain Lewis Grabban have already left the City Ground, as have the five loanees who helped the team to promotion First League last season.
Joe Lolley is not part of Nottingham Forest’s Premier League return plans
Lolley has made 170 appearances and scored 26 goals since arriving from Huddersfield Town in 2018.
However, he is facing a move from the East Midlands after struggling for minutes under Cooper last season.
Nottingham Forest Huddersfield midfielder Lewis O’Brien’s signing is expected to be completed within the next 48 hours.
Nottingham Forest are expected to complete the signing of Lewis O’Brien within the next 48 hours
The 23-year-old will become Steve Cooper’s eighth signing this summer, with more to come in the coming weeks as owner Evangelos Marinakis makes his ambitions clear after the club’s return First League.
O’Brien faced Forest in the Championship play-off final in May and the Reds have had a busy summer since their win at Wembley.
Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey became the latest new face at the City Ground on Friday morning after the arrival of record-breaking signings Taiwo Awoniyi, Dean Henderson, Giulian Biancone, Moussa Niakhate, Omar Richards and Neco Williams.
The Reds have already spent around £60m in the transfer market.