News Roundup: marlon coming home, beating the drop, struggling at this level and tackling Lewis’ lifestyle issues

James Perchio, fast becoming the new Paul Smith in some people’s eyes, is confident we can beat the drop.

Is Marlon coming home? Given his probable wage demands (and rumours of a bust-up with Nigel Doughty before leaving), it is unlikely – and aren’t we up to our limit of loan signings?

John Toshack isn’t worried that Chris Gunter has come to “Forest who are struggling a bit” as he has several other players at this level.

Finally, Lewis McGugan has “lifestyle issues“. I’m not sure what to think about this one. On the one hand, Lewis’ form has dropped dramatically recently. But he is a youngster and may not physically be able to keep on playing at such a high level all season. Also, his downturn coincided almost exactly with Davies’ arrival. However, if he is taking the piss with his lifestyle (for which I read eating, drinking and weight gain) then Billy is right to tackle it head on.

The real question then, is how do you sort it out?

It makes me think of Paul Hart having a go at Andy Reid and Keith Foy as they returned from the summer break overweight. Reid sorted himself out and became a great player, Foy decided to return to Ireland. Will Billy’s approach result in Lewis doing a Foy or doing a Reidy? Only time will tell.

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  2. The Maradona of the Midlands

    Hi Baz & Rish,

    Great website – I’m a long time reader, first time poster.

    As far as I understand it, you can loan in as many players as you like, but are only allowed a certain number in your matchday squad. So in theory we could still sign Marlon, but I think it is unlikely.

    With regards to Lewis, I think we all agree he has the natural ability to be a great player, but without dedication, hardwork, fitness and sacrifice, that’s not worth much. I have often thought that when Lewis plays well, Forest play well, so let’s hope he can knuckle down and get his attitude and fitness right for the rest of the season and beyond.

    Keep up the good work B & R!

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