The Mirror predict a Fryatt..

The Mirror, always an organ of few words, have published a tantalising – and presumably entirely unsubstantiated – paragraph suggest that we’re after Matty Fryatt on loan from Leicester City to improve our ailing fortunes this season.  It seems an unlikely scenario to me, but I suppose stranger things have happened.  This is the entire section that appeared on the Mirror’s website:

NOTTINGHAM FOREST boss Colin Calderwood is lining up a loan swoop for Leicester striker Matty Fryatt to rescue his side’s horror start to the season.

Of course, it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that Smoulders would like to move for him – we were linked with him before he signed for the Foxes in the January 2006 transfer window – albeit when Megson was still in charge.  The fact that he presumably has previously turned us down doesn’t necessarily bode well though, given our repeated attempts to tempt Neil Danns to join us from Birmingham – sometimes you have to take a hint!

The other news of note is that Chris Cohen, having bizarrely snapped something in his leg, is now expected to recover much more quickly – and will be featuring in the reserves soon.  I guess that opens an opportunity to reshuffle the deck a bit, with Perch moving to the rightback berth it was suggested he’d occupy before the season began, and Chambers to move into central defence potentially.