Reds Boyd by Kris signing..

There’s been lots of talk of signings needed, and the gossip from yesterday seems to have had legs as Kris Boyd has joined the Reds on loan from Middlesbrough.  He’s immediately available for Billy to use in tonight’s game against Sheffield United which is great, although the striker hasn’t had much game time for Boro of late.

Of course, signing a Boyd on loan seems to be becoming a bit of a habit at this stage of the season for Forest – with Peterborough’s George Boyd hardly making waves when he arrived last season.  In return for the loan, the Reds have allowed out-of-favour ‘keeper Paul Smith to move to the Riverside Stadium in a loan move too.  A good move for him, as clearly his future at Forest is sketchy at best.

All the best to him and Boro’s bid to try to get Derby closer to the relegation mire!  Indeed, Derby are Middlesbrough’s opponents this very evening.

Kris Boyd was part of a raft of players to arrive at Middlesbrough from Scotland in the summer, but he’s struggled to make much of an impact at the North East club.  He’s been limited to appearances from the bench since Tony Mowbray took the reigns at the Riverside Stadium – so hopefully he’ll relish the opportunity of a fresh start and a different kind of battle at the other end of the table.

Whilst he didn’t exactly have the impact he’d have liked in Middlesbrough, you don’t become Rangers’ all-time leading goal-scorer without knowing where the onion bag is, and given our difficulties in scoring goals lately it could hopefully prove to be a shrewd move by Wee Billy.  Whether or not he can walk the walk remains to be seen, but from reading the official site, he’s certainly talking the talk.

“The loan transfer has come out of the blue for me. I didn’t know anything about it until Monday but once I knew that a club of Forest’s stature and history wanted me, I didn’t need asking twice.

I want to be part of a successful team and one that is heading in the right direction and Forest certainly fit the bill where that is concerned.

There are a lot of games coming up in a short time and I just want to concentrate on what’s right for Forest and do everything I can to help them get into the Premier League.

I’ve spoken to a few people about the manager at Forest and all I have heard back from them is good. He’s got a fantastic record in the Championship and has the right mindset to get the club promoted.”

Welcome to Forest, Kris.  Certainly this makes tonight’s game at Sheffield United all the more interesting.  Fingers crossed he really can hit the ground running and weigh in with some goals against the Yorkshire strugglers.  All the best to Smithy too, I wasn’t one of those fans that seemed to delight in turning on him, but I do think it’s best for all concerned that he looks to rebuild his career elsewhere.

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17 Responses

  1. All the best Kris. Now go and make yourself an instant hero by banging in the winning goal tonight!

  2. ” Feed the ger and he will score”

    Can we do that enough?

  3. This has the potential to be a really good signing the bloke’s a physical presence and can score goals by the bucket load, top SPL and Rangers goal scorer isn’t he? To say he’s crap cause he hasn’t been scoring at boro, like many of the forum’s have been, is overly harsh cause no-one’s done that well up there this season and that’s why they’re dierby’s neighour in the league.

  4. I personally think this will be a good loan signing.Like Marc says no one has done anything at Boro cause there s***e.I was dissapointed in the summer that Boro signed him cause I think he would have done well at Forest,hope he proves me right.Just a comment on the text size nffc,we will need a looking glass if it gets any smaller.

  5. Great news! Will this reverse the curse of the “Manager of the Month”, which is what has caused our sudden and (almost) terminal slump in form?

    I hope so…

    • highstreetdave,slump in form could also be attributed to the players who are out of contract at seasons end.Heard from one of the players dad today that some of the players don’t think we will get promoted and said we will do well to finish 6th.Can’t name who it is obviously but this is worrying if true,but it would explain the slump.How many players have been consistently good this season,you could name them on one hand.

  6. If you look at fatty’s contributions after going to Celtic, hopefully Kris can do the same for us in the Championship!

  7. We’re not short of strikers but who the hell is going to partner Wes if Chambo does not recover from his injury?

    Lynch and the elusive Wilson are both injured. Who is next in line for centre back? Moloney? Jules? Big Dele? I notice that young Lascelles has been given a squad number, maybe he will be thrown in at the deep end?

  8. Christ, how many strikers do we need? Poor old Dele, McGoldrick, Tudgay, Earnshaw (etc) hardly ever get all full 90 minutes as it is – they now must be tearing their hair out (those who have hair).

    • If ever a game showed that we need to take chances – it was Saturday’s against Hull. I love Earnie, but he missed 3 or 4 gilt-edged chances in the 1st half against Hull.

      Welcome Kris – let’s hope he gets the chance to contribute tonight.

  9. Heres wishing the lad all the very best and good luck for the rest of the season ahead.

    Hopefully you’ll get off to a flying start tonight.

    (Can’t believe no one has picked you up on the post title btw 😉 )

  10. Well im delighted by Kris signing for us hes a good finisher if given the service.I have seen him play in scotland hes powerful has a great touch and a classy left foot great work billy.

    U reds

  11. Boyd’s first goal for Middlesborough was against Sheff utd lets hope his first goal for us is too. He has got a pretty good career goal record, scoring 1 goal every 1.9 games… but thats in Scotland and playing for one of the best teams. Though lets see, if we keep creating the chances then he might just be the guy we need to finish them.

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