Darlow is in 'the right place'

Karl Darlow has been urged to ignore ongoing transfer talk as Nottingham Forest is 'the right place' for his development.

Last Updated: 18/07/14 at 10:46 Post Comment

Karl Darlow:Will get regular first team football at Nottingham Forest

Karl Darlow:Will get regular first team football at Nottingham Forest

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Tim Flowers, the new goalkeeping coach at the City Ground, feels too many young players go chasing the Premier League dream too early.

A result of that is that they find themselves stuck in the shadows and unable to further their game through regular first-team football.

Darlow has that at Forest, having emerged as the undisputed number one, and is expected to be an important figure in Stuart Pearce’s plans heading forward.

Speculation will continue to suggest that the 23-year-old could soon be on his way to pastures new, with Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool all reported to be keen, but Flowers has called on Darlow to remain focused on the present and fulfilling his potential.

The former England international told Forest’s official website: “I think this is the perfect club for Karl right now.

“It’s a big club with an expectant crowd and wonderful facilities.

“Depending on how the jersey pans out in pre-season, he’s got a chance to play first-team football. You see a lot of lads his age who move clubs and don’t play – absolute waste of time.

“This is the right place at the right time for him.

“He’s got things to improve on and learn but he’s only 23 so has plenty of years ahead of him.

“I believe I can bring him on and that’s what I’m looking to do, as I am with all our goalkeepers.”

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Footer 365

Radamel Falcao to leave Manchester United after loan ends

Manchester United have confirmed Radamel Falcao will return to AS Monaco following his season-long loan with the club.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he'll leave if told by club owners

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said he knows the pressure is on him and will resign if asked to by the club's owners.

Manuel Pellegrini sure he will stay on as Manchester City manager

Manuel Pellegrini has "no doubt" he will be Manchester City manager next season, despite failing to win any silverware this year.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company