Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper says that, while he is still following Rhian Brewster’s career, he is not thinking about making a January bid for the Sheffield United striker.
Brewster has struggled since moving to Bramall Lane following a £23.5m switch from Liverpool last year, and he has started just five matches under head coach Slavisa Jokanovic this season.
Forest were linked with Brewster last month, with Cooper having worked with the striker before at Swansea City and during his time with the England U17s. However, the Forest boss played down claims he was keen on being reunited with the player:
“I think a lot of all of the lads I’ve worked with. I worked with Conor Hourihane, who is at Sheffield United now too, and he’s a really good lad as well like Rhian. But, to be honest, the only thing I want to focus on is those players who have been playing for me out there.”
Coincidentally, Brewster did start against Forest in the 1-1 draw on Tuesday evening but he failed to make an impression. Jokanovic has struggled to find a position suitable for the club’s record signing, having invariably played the 21-year-old as a winger.
A loan move to get more game time as a centre-forward in January has been suggested but, at this stage, it seems a switch to the City Ground is not being considered.