Nottingham Forest have got their man as the much-anticipated loan signing of Anthony Knockaert was sealed today. The Fulham playmaker signs until January (with an option for the Reds to buy) at the City Ground, bringing with him bags of Championship experience which has also included spells at Leicester City and Brighton & Hove Albion.
The former French under 21 international now 28 is an exciting footballer that can unlock defenses and is one that Chris Hughton knows well from his time Managing the Seagulls.
With three promotions at three different clubs in England, Knockaert will be hoping to make it four with Forest although this task might be the toughest yet for the Roubaix born winger, joining a side currently 22nd in the Championship without a point from four games played.
Knockaert could potentially be joined by Polish winger Kamil Grosciki who is in talks with the City Ground hierachy over a proposed move from West Brom whilst Manager Chris Hughton has furthered his Coaching Staff repertoire with two friends of his in Steven Reid and Nick Colgan who join Paul Trollope as new additions to the Reds back room.
Reid, a former Republic of Ireland International in his playing days where he was known as a competitive no-nonsense midfielder will take on first-team Coaching duties whilst former Hibernian and Barnsley goalkeeper Colgan, also an Eire international of years gone by will take on the capacity as Goalkeeper Coach. Trollope, a former Welsh International who played for Derby County amongst others is Assistant Manager to Hughton, a job which he fulfilled whilst at Brighton.
Meanwhile the club have loaned out youngster Virgil Gomis who goes to Grimsby Town until the end of the season.
*Main image @FLWorld Anthony Knockaert in action for Fulham last season.