Clarets keen on Forest full back

Last updated : 26 May 2002 By Tony Scholes

It is another left-back and this time it is Nottingham Forest's Jim Brennan. He is under contract at the City Ground but the finances weren't good there before the collapse of ITV Digital and they will be even keener to get players off the wage bill.

The 24 year-old Brennan is from Toronto in Canada and has played in 25 full internationals for his country, the last five coming at the beginning of this year in the Concacaf Gold Cup played in Florida.

He came to England in 1994 to join Bristol City for whom he played 55 league games before a £1.5 million fee took him to Forest in October 1999, a David Platt signing. He has played in 78 league games for Forest and also made two substitute appearances for Huddersfield in a loan spell at the end of the 2000/01 season. He was virtually an ever present in the Forest side last season, appearing in 41 of their league games and those he missed were because of international duty.

If he is a player that Stan is keen to sign then it will have to wait a couple of months when hopefully the TV money fiasco will be over with one way or another. Any suggestion that an offer has been made for him is wide of the mark.