Grabban could become reliable goalscorer for Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest have prioritised a pursuit for Bournemouth forward Lewis Grabban, according to the Nottingham Post.

What’s the word?

Manager Aitor Karanka is believed to be keen to bolster his attacking options for the gruelling Championship season ahead.

The club failed to launch a serious promotion challenge last season, but it will be their main objective for the 2018-19 campaign.

The Nottingham Post reports that Nelson Oliveira and Patrick Bamford have attracted the Reds’ attention, but Grabban is the main target.

The forward has been on Bournemouth’s books since 2016, but he has had loan spells at Reading, Aston Villa and Sunderland.

Last season, Grabban scored 20 goals in all competitions across spells at Sunderland and Villa, and it is likely that the Cherries will consider offloading given that he could not get into Eddie Howe’s recent team.

Is Grabban a good option?

Even though the calibre of opposition is of a higher quality in the Premier League compared to that in the Championship, the second tier is tough to wade through.

The fixtures come thick and fast, and if a team wants to earn their way into the top flight, they need players that can handle the demand.

Grabban is well-versed in the Championship, and last season he proved that he can score in the competitive division.

Forest need a proven hitman that can be relied on for scoring goals, and Grabban can certainly be that man.