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Nottingham Forest confirm player’s departure
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Nottingham Forest right-back Carl Jenkinson has joined Australian A-League side Melbourne City on loan until the end of this season, the club has confirmed.
Jenkinson, who is a former Arsenal player, first joined Forest back in 2019 when he was signed on a three year deal by Sabri Lamouchi. The expectations of the player were high. As well as his time at Arsenal, two loan spells at West Ham United have seen him make over fifty Premier League appearances.
Jenkinson has represented both England and Finland at U21 level and when he committed his future to England, Roy Hodgson rewarded him with his debut for the side in a friendly 4-2 defeat against Sweden in 2012.
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Whilst the player’s time at the club has been made more difficult through injuries and other strong options in the same position, he hasn’t lived up to what Nottingham Forest fans would’ve hoped and it comes as no surprise he is moving on as he has only made fifteen appearances for The Reds in over two years at the club.
His last appearance for the senior team was under former boss Chris Hughton in last season’s FA Cup Fourth Round defeat.
Since then the 29-year-old has made rare appearances for the U23 side but despite The Reds having two new mangers since Hughton’s departure, has never got a look in at the senior team since.
This is definitely the right move for all parties in this situation. Clearly the right-back hasn’t got a future at Nottingham Forest but hopefully the move away will give him the chance to play some regular football again in Australia.
Whilst somewhat unlucky with injuries and a roundabout of managers, there has always been better options at Nottingham Forest during his time with the club. As an older player now, he is no doubt just focusing on going to a club to get as many minutes on the pitch as he can.
For Forest themselves, this may be a chance to free up some wages by getting a well paid player off their books in the hope that this will allow them to make additions to their own squad too.
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