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As Tim Erlandsson joins Salford City on loan is his Nottingham Forest career over?

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As Tim Erlandsson joins Salford City on loan is his Nottingham Forest career over?

The Swedish stopper is out of contract at Nottingham Forest this summer.

Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Tim Erlandsson has found himself heading out on loan once again this week.

It has been confirmed that the Swedish stopper has made a move to join the Northern League side, famous for being part-owned by several former Manchester United players.

He arrives as the club’s current number one is heading away on international duty with New Zealand. Max Crocombe will be unavailable for two matches this month and Erlandsson will provide cover.

But does the Swede have a chance of making it at Forest in the long-run?

The 21-year-old joined Forest in 2014 from Halmstads in his homeland. The Swedish under-21 international looked a hot prospect when he arrived at the City Ground. However, it is looking increasingly likely that he will not be making it at Forest.

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This season he spent time on loan at Swedish side AFC Eskilstuna. The newly promoted Allsvenskan side did not thrive in his command. They finished bottom of the Swedish league, conceding a grand total of 55 goals in 30 games.

For Erlandsson it was a brutal learning curve.

Now he is back at Forest but finds himself in a long queue of goalkeepers. Jordan Smith started the season as the club’s number one.

Forest, however, snapped up both Costel Pantilimon and Stefanos Kapino in January. If Pantilimon’s deal is made permanent in the summer, it would leave Erlandsson way down the pecking order at the City Ground.

 

With his contract expiring in the summer the Swedish star will not be short of offers come July. As an under-21 international, who also attended the Olympics with Sweden in the summer, his name will be on the radar for plenty of interested parties.

The move to Salford City may be the last big news regarding Erlandsson whilst he is still a Nottingham Forest owned player.

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