Forest sign a striker!

It’s not Leon Best, though.  It’s hitherto unheard of, and misspelled first name waiting to happen, Garath McCleary from Bromley FC.  There’s confirmation of the move on their website.  From the limited amount of research I’ve been able to undertake on the player, he’s described as a ‘livewire’ as well as suffering with injury last season – but has been impressive – and presumably carried this through to the trial he apparently had with us (they kept that quiet!).

I’m all for attempting to pick up hungry players keen to prove themselves, but it remains to be seen whether Garath will be immediately ready to bolster our strikeforce or whether he’ll need work in training to develop either his abilities or fitness.  But it’s great to report that we’ve actually signed a player, although I’d be very surprised to see him featuring in the first team in the immediate next few games, and I sincerely hope this is not the sum total of our business in the transfer window.

But welcome to the fold, Garath, let’s hope you can dazzle us and fire in a few much needed goals.  The fee for the player is undisclosed, but does include a sell-on percentage, as well as a preseason friendly with Bromley at the start of next season.

Oh, and Neil Danns has signed for Palace, so we can stop going on about him until at least the next transfer window! 😆