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From the Nottingham Evening Post

12:00 - 18 June 2003

Norwich City boss Nigel Worthington has confirmed he is interested in signing out-of-contract Forest defender Jim Brennan.

But he has denied rumours that negotiations to take the Canadian international to Carrow Road are at an advanced stage. Brennan was a mainstay of the Forest defence which managed to secure a play-off place at the Canaries expense.

And former Notts County defender Worthington admits he is monitoring Brennan's situation carefully.

He said: "Jim Brennan is one of a number of players we have been looking at over the last few weeks but there is nothing further to add at this stage."

Last week Brennan's agent Mark Curtis confirmed that the player had not signed a new deal at the City Ground and was weighing up his options.

He said: "We're still talking to Forest but we have also spoken to a number of other clubs as well."

Meanwhile, Manchester City have admitted they are having problems unloading former Forest loanee Darren Huckerby.

Huckerby, who scored five goals in nine starts for the City Ground club after arriving on loan from Maine Road, is still under contract at City and Forest were unable to make a permanent move for the striker after failing to secure promotion to the Premiership.

Now City managing director Alistair Mackintosh has said Kevin Keegan needs to trim his squad but is finding it difficult to find clubs for a host of players, including Huckerby.

Mackintosh said: "Moving players out is one of our priorities. Anyone can look at our squad and say it is too big and you can identify some players who won't feature.

"Against that, it is a very difficult time. There is very little money around."

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From previous articles, it seems Notts F. offered a contract paying less than his previous contract. Also, there is no mention whether there are any Premier League teams interested. If there are, there may also be some development considerations.

The fact that he hasn't signed, as yet, suggests there must be some other interesting offers out there beside those from WBA and Norwich. Time will tell.

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quote:Originally posted by Desigol

Norwich are one of the favouirtes from promotion, so that could be a major plus for Brennan going there. Does anybody here believe Brennan's good enough for the Premiership?

You don't win friends with salad!

I think he's plenty good enough for the English 1st tier. Apparently at least one scout for Blackburn Rovers agrees, since they made some inquiries about buying Brennan last season but Nottingham Forrest didn't want to part with him in the middle of their promotion race.

Mike D

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The two situations would be viewed separately. DeRo is a forward while Brennan was playing as a fullback at Notts F.

quote:Originally posted by George

Do you think that a healthy DeRo. will get a shot at Forest if Jimmy leaves?

"A pretty move, for the love of God."

Eduardo Galeano

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