I’ve tried not to be too impatient on the lack of movement in the transfer market – whilst Billy bangs the drum after each match I’m content to let him keep doing so. Whilst of course, like any good football fan, I always want us to be strengthening, signing players and generally being awesome, I’m well grounded in the reality that typically we get more downs than ups as football fans. And this season we’ve had a fair few more ups than were accustomed to already, so I’m not one to be ungrateful!
I must admit though I’m struggling to contain excitement that we are apparently attempting to prise George Boyd away from struggling Peterborough – a loan move which presumably will have an in-built permanent signing in the summer to make it worthwhile for the London Road side. A highly rated wide-midfielder, Boyd has scored double-figures already this season in a side that hasn’t exactly cut up any trees this season – and at 24 can certainly be considered one for the future.
He cost £260k from Stevenage Borough the 2007 January window and averages a little over one goal in four appearances for the Posh. A left winger, who’s pretty tall at 6’1, and capable as playing up front too. He has represented England at ‘England C’ level (non-league), but latterly switched to Scotland and has played for their B team after establishing his grandmother was born in Glasgow. In the immortal words of Brian Clough, he also desperately needs to get a bloody hair cut.
Joking aside, hopefully the increasingly rife rumours of this from Forest and Peterborough fans alike means there’s something to this, it would certainly give an extra dimension to our midfield, it would give us a boost as fans and would start to freshen things up which Billy clearly desperately wants to do. If it were to happen, then it could pave the way for Cohen to relieve Perch of his left-back deputising and – you never know – actually see Forest with a left-footer on the left wing, and a right-footer on the right?
Now I’ve posted this he’ll probably end up at Middlesbrough or something… although the local Peterborough press seem to think it will happen, if so, you’re very welcome George!
Edit: I was too impatient – Posh’s chairman lamenting and defending Boyd’s sale to Nottingham Forest. As I type, he’s ours subject to medical – so most definitely a big welcome to you, George!
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