Winger Joe Lolley set to leave Nottingham Forest after being informed that he does not feature in Steve Cooper’s plans for Premier League return
- Forest 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 loan signings who helped secure promotion have gone back to parent clubs
Nottingham Forest have told winger Joe Lolley, 29, he is no longer in their plans and have confirmed Lewis Grabban has left the club.
Lolley started a pre-season friendly against Coventry City in Spain last Friday but he has now been demoted to training with the U23s.
Goalkeeper Brice Samba and captain Lewis Grabban have already left the City Ground, as well as the five loan signings who helped the team secure promotion to the Premier League last season.
Joe Lolley is not part of Nottingham Forest ’s plans for their return to the Premier League
Lolley has made 170 appearances and scored 26 goals since arriving from Huddersfield Town in 2018.
However, after struggling for minutes under Cooper last season, he is set for a move away from the East Midlands.
Nottingham Forest are expected to complete the signing of Huddersfield midfielder Lewis O’Brien in the next 48 hours.
Nottingham Forest are expected to complete the signing of Lewis O’Brien in the next 48 hours
The 23-year-old will become Steve Cooper’s eighth signing of the summer with more set to arrive in the coming weeks as owner Evangelos Marinakis makes his ambition clear following the club’s return to the Premier League.
O’Brien lined up against Forest in the Championship play-off final in May and the Reds have had a busy summer since their victory at Wembley.
Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey became the latest new face at the City Ground on Friday morning, following the arrivals of record signing Taiwo Awoniyi, Dean Henderson, Giulian Biancone, Moussa Niakhate, Omar Richards and Neco Williams.
The Reds have already spent around £60million in the transfer market.