Forest defence gets Lynched..

Forest have signed a defender on loan, he’s a full back who is typically a centre half.  A left footed one, he broke into the Brighton team as a left back, and has recently refused to play for them according to the numerous rumours doing the rounds.  Joel Lynch, that’s his name – apologies for that omission, and he joins on a month’s loan; presumably he will ostensibly provide cover for Bennett given his return to first team contention at the weekend.

So it’s a full back, kind of – indeed, he’s lined up left, right and centre back so is flexible – which is always a bonus when signing to play for Smoulderwood; it will be interesting to see if he’s been signed with an intention to feature, or whether the loan is simply a mechanism to arrange a trial. 

That said, I have actually heard of Lynch before and understand him to be pretty highly rated (and still young at just under 21), and these Brighton fans seem to have the typical mix of bitterness and disappointment that’s common to us all when a player looks set to be plotting their escape from a club.  Interesting that there are comments there that we’ve been ‘sniffing around’ him since August; perhaps we are the cause of his original unsettlement down at the Seagulls.

So welcome on board Joel; certainly our defence is a big talking point at the moment – given our proclivity to leak goals left, right and centre at the moment – and since you have a track record of playing left, right and centre, let’s hope you can be the man to add some miserliness that we enjoyed last season.