Nottingham Forest to sign Derry City’s McLaughlin

Championship club Nottingham Forest are close to signing Stephen McLaughlin from Derry City.

Championship club Nottingham Forest are close to signing Stephen McLaughlin from Derry City.

The 22-year old winger has been on trial with Forest recently and it is believed he will pen a deal worth £200,000 on Tuesday.

“I go over on Tuesday, but nothing has been agreed yet,” McLaughlin told the Londonderry Sentinel.

“It has been a long couple of weeks, not knowing what was going to happen, but hopefully now things are moving and everything will be sorted out.

“It would be a nice Christmas present, but I’m going over for talks on Tuesday and see what happens from there.”

He added: “I enjoyed my time (training) with Forest, yes it’s a massive step up from League of Ireland, because there is better players, better facilities and better training.

“Once I got over my nerves at the start of the week I was OK and I got on alright.

“Their training wasn’t a major shock to me, yes it was quicker but once I got up to speed I was fine.

“I think I was nervous because you just don’t know what to expect, but when I was leaving I felt grand and that I did OK.”

 
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