Forest to land United’s Martin on loan?

United youngster Lee Martin - apparently Forests latest loan signing?

United youngster Lee Martin - apparently Forest's latest loan signing?

The Mail Online seem to think so.  Rumours are rife around the place that ‘it’s a done deal’ and it will apparently be announced tomorrow morning; which remains to be seen of course – although it doesn’t seem beyond the realms of possibility since Smoulds mentioned after the Reading game that he was keen to strengthen with a Premier League loan quickly.  However, he also mentioned strikers and experience.

Now, despite being clearly a fringe character at Old Trafford, despite his lack of years, you couldn’t really accuse Martin of a lack of experience.  He’s had loan time with Rangers, Plymouth, Sheffield United and Stoke City – so he’s been around and about for a while at our level and beyond (well, it is one of the two Scottish sides who could claim this accolade!).



Whilst we’re talking about Scotland, it appears that an obscure former Forest midfield, Kris McCommons, has been called up to the Scotland squad – which made me chuckle, not sure why.  It of course, lends itself rather beautifully to immature jokes involving the girth of aforementioned player, and a certain Austin Powers character of Scottish descent too!

Anyway, back on to more savoury topics – it would be great to have a good loan signing on board – despite how dreadful our last loan from Manchester United proved to be!  There are interesting rumours from Forest fans and even other fans that we’re signing Marlon Harewood on loan from Aston Villa; frankly, I can’t believe this is true – however, it is true he was at the game on Sunday – but it’s also true he’s not an unknown visitor to the City Ground, harbouring an understandable soft spot for the club he was at as a boy.

Would love to be wrong, though!