Nottingham Forest want to keep their goalie Jordan Smith at the club by re-signing him ahead of the new season, according to Nottinghamshire Live.
The 25-year-old departed the club following the expiration of his contract at the end of the last campaign.
He played as Brice Samba’s understudy for the major portion of the last campaign, but the English footballer managed to earn two Championship appearances in the last two games and impressed everyone with his performance.
The Reds ultimately failed to secure a place in the play-offs having finished seventh at the table, but Smith’s performances were decent in the final two matches and he showed that he deserved more opportunities at the West Bridgford based club.
It is understood that manager Sabri Lamouchi is eager to keep the 25-year-old at the club for the next campaign, however, it remains to be seen whether the player would want to stay or move somewhere else in search of regular game time.
Forest’s decision to make sure they have back-up options to Samba looks sensible, and Jordan has proved over the years that he is more than capable of performing that role well.
However, it is not certain that the English player wouldn’t want to go to a club where he can get more football action.
If the Reds fail to re-sign him, then they would need to find another player this summer to support their main goalkeeper next campaign.