His performances for the youth teams have made him a highly-rated player within the club despite his lack of opportunities with the senior squad. "Julian’s progression this year has been exceptional, having had a difficult time in the previous seasons with injury, ” said Under-23s boss Reid after Larsson signed a new deal with Forest last year.
Larsson joined Forest in January 2020 but has struggled to break into the first team, with the task only made more complicated due to the team’s promotion to the top division and the influx of new signings that have come with it. READ MORE: Injury concerns add to Grimsby Town obstacles ahead of Luton Town FA Cup clash Overall, he’s notched 10 goals and five assists in 31 games for Forest’s youngsters, playing as a striker, out on the left or in attacking midfield.
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Town battling League Two opposition for loan signature of Julian LarssonGrimsby Town are battling fellow League Two club Newport County for Nottingham Forest forward Julian Larsson's loan signature. Paul Hurst is keen to add more firepower to his team and the 21-year-old, who has represented Sweden at the youth level, could be the man to add that for the rest of the campaign, as Football League World initially reported.
"He has shown the character and resilience we look for in our players which, coupled with his undoubted ability, has led him to this new deal. After a fantastic season so far, we look forward to seeing Julian continue to progress at the football club over the coming months and years. " The Swedish striker was reportedly set for a permanent move to Olympiakos from Forest last month, with the two clubs both under the same ownership, but that move did not materialise. Larsson remains eager to go out and play men’s football regularly and that opportunity could be provided to him by either the Mariners or Newport, both of whom have struggled at times in front of goal this campaign. The Exiles are one of only four teams that have scored fewer goals in the league this season than Grimsby’s 26 and a mixture of recent departures and injuries have left the latter club in real need of more bodies in those areas.
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