Nottingham Forest Look Set for Double Swoop as Attacking Duo Arrive for Medicals

Wednesday July 19th, 2017

Nottingham Forest look set to complete a double swoop for ​Hibernian striker Jason Cummings and Blackburn Rovers winger Connor Mahoney, as they make early preparations for another season in the Championship. 

According to the ​Nottingham Post, the pair are to undergo a medicals at the City Ground on Tuesday, with Cummings joining for a reported fee of £1m, while a compensation package is to be agreed with Rovers for Mahoney.

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND-FEBRUARY 24: Connor Mahoney of Blackburn Rovers and Luke Murphy of Burton Albion in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burton Albion and Blackburn Rovers at Pirelli Stadium on February 24, 2017 in Burton-upon-Trent, England (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images).
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Forest manager Mark Warburton had been rumoured to have previously tried to sign Cummings whilst in charge of Rangers, but had been unable to see a deal through. The 21-year-old forward could be key to bolstering the club's attack, having bagged 23 goals in the Scottish Championship last season.

Mahoney, 20 meanwhile has seen his contract expire with Rovers, and has elected to extend his stay in the Championship with Forest. 

As Mahoney is under the age of 24, Forest must agree a compensation deal with Blackburn, or face a tribunal. Mahoney would represent a significant capture for Warburton's side, having impressed at Roves during the latter part of last season.

The transfer news will come as a boost to Forest fans, as new owner Evangelos Marinakis demonstrates positive intent in the transfer market. 

Former chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi parted ways following five-year of turmoil, culminating in a final day escape from relegation to League One last season. 

Fans will hope that this is just the start of a busy window for the club seeks a squad overhaul ahead of the 2017/2018 campaign.

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