Nottingham Forest boss Chris Hughton will give Jordan Gabriel the chance to impress after his loan spell with Blackpool ends
Nottingham Forest boss Chris Hughton says he will give Jordan Gabriel the chance to impress when he returns from his loan spell with Blackpool.
The 22-year-old has impressed under Neil Critchley in League One this season, making 34 appearances in all competitions and scoring once as he battled it out with Ollie Turton for the right-back berth.
The attacking full-back will be hoping to cap off his loan spell by adding a promotion to his CV, as the Seasiders gear up for their play-off campaign.
Gabriel was allowed to leave the City Ground after Forest brought in Cyrus Christie on a season-long loan from Fulham.
Christie has been a virtual ever-present for Forest and while his contract at Fulham runs out at the end of the season, the soon-to-be Championship side hold the option to extend the defender's deal by 12 months.
Gabriel remains highly rated in East Midlands and signed a new contract before he was allowed to move on loan to the Fylde coast.
“He’s another one who will come back on the first day of pre-season,” Hughton said, as reported by Football League World.
“With Jordan, he’s another one who’s played fairly regular in League One, however there was a period of time where he was battling with another lad at right-back.
“He’s in a team who are in a very good position in their league and that will give him an opportunity to play in some big games which will help him going forward.
“He’ll return to pre-season training and it will give me a really good opportunity to have a look at him.”
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