Nottingham Forest will go in search of some new recruits this summer as they look to finally end their long run without Premier League football.

It is 20 years since the Reds last sat among England’s elite at the top table and Martin O’Neill is the man tasked with changing that.

Forest’s strategy in the transfer market is unclear at this stage.

Several players have been linked from overseas, whilst some freebies have been touted from these shores.

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Under Mark Warburton, Forest were reportedly interested in Hibs playmaker John McGinn, with the Scottish club rejecting a £750,000 approach from the Reds, according to the BBC.

McGinn signed for Aston Villa instead, won promotion the Premier League, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Forest have a chance to make amends for that ship sailing into the sunset this summer.

Motherwell midfielder David Turnbull is very much a similar sort of player to McGinn and is set to leave this summer.

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BBC Sport claims that bids from Celtic and Barnsley worth £2 million have been rejected already.

The highly-rated 19-year-old scored 16 goals and registered seven assists last season and fits in with O’Neill’s desire to sign younger players.

Turnbull is typically a central midfielder but can operate as a number ten or out on the flank.

His versatility, ability on the ball and eye for goal make him a worthwhile avenue for Forest to pursue.

 

A signing from Scotland might not get supporters too excited, but then Aston Villa fans might have thought the same when McGinn signed for them.

Turnbull looks like a real talent and Forest would be foolish not to declare their interest.