Anderson makes it three!

Hopefully not the last time I get to use that headline – but Forest are about to post on their site that we’ve signed Anderson.  The Nottingham Evening Post are suggesting for as little as £250k – which is an absolute steal!  Another former loan-club Swansea were also chasing his signature.

Despite having a torrid time with injuries, Ando made 28 appearances for us last season – and despite only snagging a couple of goals, our results with him in the side were generally better than without him.  A tireless worker and prepared to do the dirty work – not to mention play on with a cast on whilst his arm was recovering – this is our most exciting signing yet, I think.

Great to have him back, a busy couple of days for the Reds in terms of signings – it also makes the £1m price tag for McGoldrick seem easier to swallow – as £1.25m for the pair looks like great business to me!  Oh, and as I type this, the official site has been updated (and almost used the same headline as me!).

He’s signed a three year contract, and this news has cheered me up immeasurably in preparation for an afternoon of fairly dull meetings!  Welcome back, Paul! (He also looks a bit like that bloke Andy Murray was playing at Tennis yesterday, I notice, as I look for a picture of him!).

Worst kept secret confirmed by Reds

There are tribes in the Amazon rainforest, as yet untouched by what we call civilisation, who knew that we were signing Dele Adebola on a free transfer from Bristol City.  Forest finally feel able to announce this news today, further bolstering our strikeforce after yesterday’s capture of David McGoldrick from Southampton.

If you’d asked me part way through last season about us signing him, I would probably have been less than impressed – however I thought the frontman put in a cracking performance against us for Bristol City last season, and gives us the physicality we’ve lacked up front for a while now – so as long as it doesn’t herald the beginning of long ball football (and it didn’t for the Robins, so why should it for us?) then I’m not unhappy with the free signing.

He will sign a two year contract – one year more than City were prepared to give him – tomorrow when the transfer window opens, when Forest are also expected to announce the £750k capture of Paul Anderson from Liverpool – which is a tremendous coup, and one I’m really pleased about.

There remain question marks over the competition we seem to be facing to sign Mills from Doncaster, as well as Rovers’ chairman not exactly appearing to want to do business – since the Jones rumours have gone quiet, rumours of us talking to Blackpool about securing the services of Shaun Barker.

Welcome on board, though, Dele – deployed correctly you will be a potentially exciting new dimension to our attack.