Sean O'Driscoll to open ontract talks with players after window shuts

O'Driscoll: 'Contract talks after window shuts'
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Sean O'Driscoll admits that the transfer window is not a good time to open contract negotiations with players.

Nottingham Forest manager Sean O'Driscoll has revealed that he will be looking to open negotiations with key players after the closure of the summer transfer window.

O'Driscoll, despite having a number of important first-team players' contracts due to expire next summer, said that during the window with active agents is not the best time to open discussions with a player.

"The situation works both ways," O'Driscoll told the Nottingham Evening Post. "Players have an opportunity to run their contracts down; that is just the way the industry is.

"Agents are not going to be keen to do a deal when the transfer window is open and there is a possibility of getting something done [elsewhere].

"It is always going to be a cat and mouse thing. However, once the window closes, then it is a sensible time to negotiate and try to get things done."

Forest face Charlton Athletic at home on Saturday to try to keep their unbeaten start going.

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