Transfer window: hard to put a price on Adebola worth

Roy Keane is reported to be keen on the veteran forward as he seeks to guide his side away from the choppy waters of relegation, finding himself in a similar position to Billy Davies this time last year when Davies, unsuccessfully tried to tempt Bristol City into parting company with the player.

"Dele's such a good pro, and such a good example to our younger players," said Davies, confirming that Ipswich's interest will not be encouraged.

Although receiving a fee for a player approaching the twilight of his career could be seen as good business, Adebola's worth to Forest as they chase the riches of the Premier League is hard to put a value on.

13 of his 22 appearances this season have been as a substitute but, in addition to notching 3 goals and 3 assists, the big striker has also played a key role towards the end of games, his strength and control enabling Forest to defend, what have often been slender leads, from the front.