Earnie signing finally confirmed..

All those folks who’ve been insisting ‘it’s a done deal’ can feel smug, because Forest have finally confirmed that they’ve completed the capture of Robert Earnshaw from Derby County, for a fee of £2.6m.  The Welsh striker has signed a three year contract after completing the formalities of his medical etc yesterday, before having an amusing picture with Nigel Doughty being taken.

So, the song wasn’t premature afterall, and I’m thrilled we’ve signed him – regardless of whispers of him liking a drink or two, Smoulds has been pretty careful at not upsetting the balance of the squad in the past, so I’m sure he will have done some checking on this front, Earnie is a proven prolific striker at this level, exactly the kind of player we need.  It’s also reassuring to red Nigel Doughty stating the aim is to bring in 2-3 more signings.

So well done Forest, and welcome on board Robert – I’m very pleased and pretty excited by this news!