Forest mull move for Button

by Dan on July 7, 2017

Nottingham Forest are considering a summer move for Fulham goalkeeper David Button that could see Mark Warburton reunited with his old number one.

Warburton is understood to have placed his old Brentford goalkeeper at the top of his list of targets as he aims to bring a new custodian to the City Ground. Button has only been at Craven Cottage for a season, having left Griffin Park for Brentford’s local rivals last summer, but lost his first-team place to Marcus Bettinelli in April after a series of costly errors threatened to undermine Fulham’s Championship play-off push. Button won promotion to the Championship with Brentford in 2013-2014, with Warburton entrusting him as the club’s senior goalkeeper.

The 28 year-old is contracted at Craven Cottage until at least 2019 and it remains to be seen whether Fulham would entertain offers for Button, who made 40 first-team appearances last term. There could be significant changes in the goalkeeping department this summer with Slavisa Jokanovic said to be eager to recruit a new keeper and Bettinelli, a graduate of the club’s academy, being linked with a potential move to Bristol Cit.

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