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Aston Villa fans discuss signing Nottingham Forest star after play-off heartbreak

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Aston Villa fans discuss signing Nottingham Forest star after play-off heartbreak

Nottingham Forest star Joe Lolley was visibly upset as Sabri Lamouchi’s side crashed out of the Championship play-off places with a 4-1 defeat to Stoke City – and Aston Villa supporters want to take advantage.

Lolley, 27, has been in stunning form for Nottingham Forest this season – scoring nine goals and creating nine more in his 42 Championship appearances. He has become renowned for his long-range shooting ability.

The former Huddersfield Town star’s form has been a huge helping hand in Forest remaining in the top six for the majority of the 2019-20 campaign. Lamouchi’s men were even close to the automatic slots at one point.

Heading into the game, Forest needed a point to secure a place in the play-offs and having gone 1-0 down to Danny Batth’s 19th-minute strike – Tobias Figuerido equalised. But it was all Stoke from that point in.

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James McClean, Lee Gregory and an own goal saw Stoke produce a 4-1 win away from home, allowing Swansea to achieve a place in the top six – and Forest drop out, to the absolute despair of the Forest players and supporters.

The Birmingham Mail claimed last summer that Villa were preparing a £10million offer for Lolley last summer, with the player quoted in the report as saying that he is a boyhood fan of Dean Smith’s side.

With Forest failing to gain promotion or a place in the play-offs, Villa supporters have discussed a potential signing of Lolley. Some think he would be a good addition, while others think he would only be good if the club go down.

 

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