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Would this Premier League defender be the ideal fit for Nottingham Forest?

Nottingham Forest beat Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend to secure their first victory under new manager Aitor Karanka and the clubs first 3 points in the league since 9th December when they beat Bolton Wanderers.

The victory saw Nottingham Forest rise to 14th in the Championship table and now we are in the middle of a transfer window manager Aitor Karanka could look to add to his squad in an attempt to claw back the deficit of those teams who occupy the playoff spots.

Forest have conceded 43 goals in the Championship this season and that will be something Karanka will want to address quickly in order to help the team climb the table.

With that in mind, the club should turn to Manchester City defender Tosin Adarabioyo.

Toisin Adarbioyo – The young Manchester City defender has featured on a couple of occasions for Pep Guardiola’s side in this seasons Champions League and EFL Cup, but with the Premier League leaders looking set to complete the signing of Aymeric Laporte, Adarabioyo will be pushed further down the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium.

If City do complete the signing of Laporte then it will restrict Adarbioyo amount of game time, as he will then be competing with other first-team regulars like John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi and Vincent Kompany for a place in the first team, so it may be beneficial for him to look for a loan move away and with Forest having conceded a large number of goals he could be the perfect fit in the defence.

Nottingham Forest, would you like to see Tosin Adarabioyo at the City Ground? Let us know in the comments section…

Mark Warburton should look to sign this former Premier League defender

Nottingham Forest have been in good form at the start of the Championship season, winning 3 out of their first 5 games. 

After a summer which saw no fewer than 12 new faces arrive at the football club, it is clear to see that manager Mark Warburton wanted to put his own stamp on the team and bring in players that would benefit his style of play.

So far picking up 9 out of a possible 15 points, the players have bought into the managers way of playing and are proving to be a success on the pitch, but one side of the game which is letting the club down is defensively as they have leaked 8 goals already this term.

Having the worst defensive record out of the top 6 clubs, saw Warburton head into the loan market and sign Adam Federici from AFC Bournemouth on deadline day, to help bolster the ranks and bring in a goalkeeper who knows the league having played at Championship level with Reading.

The club have plenty of choices within their defensive ranks as they have the likes of Jack Hobbs, Matt Mills and Michael Mancienne available for selection at centre half, but after conceding an alarming number of goals early on in the season the club should turn to the experienced Kolo Toure.

Kolo Toure – The former Ivory Coast international who has won 2 Premier League trophies and 4 FA Cups in his career, was released by Celtic at the end of last season after not being offered a new contract, leaving himself looking for a new club.

Having played for Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool, Toure certainly knows the English game well and from his career accolades shows he has had success in the Premier League and also the Scottish Premier League at Celtic.

This winning mentality and vast of amount of experience could be what Nottingham Forest need to make sure they gain at least a play-off spot this season and also to helped them improve defensively.

Nottingham Forest fans would you like to see Kolo Toure at the City Ground? Would he improve your defence? Let us know in the comments section…