Out-of-favour Nottingham Forest striker David McGoldrick has joined Ipswich Town on loan until May with a view to a permanent move.

The Portman Road club moved after McGoldrick returned from a successful loan spell at Coventry, where he scored 16 goals in 22 League One games.

The 25-year-old Reds striker is out of contract in the summer and is likely to make the move permanent should he prove successful.

A former Notts County player, McGoldrick joined Forest in June 2009 from Southampton for £1 million but never really fulfilled his potential in his three years at the club, scoring just nine goals.

McGoldrick said: “It feels great to be an Ipswich Town player and everyone knows it’s a big club. The chance to come and play for a club of Ipswich’s size and under a manager like Mick McCarthy was something that I just couldn’t turn down and I’m delighted to be here.

“I’m glad that the deal is finally done and I’m looking forward to getting to know all the lads and getting my Ipswich career started. I’d known about Mick’s interest for a while but then I went back to Forest from my loan spell at Coventry and I thought I would be staying there.

“Then I got the call to come down to Ipswich and the next day I had signed, passed my medical and was training with the boys. It’s been a crazy 24 hours but I’m just happy that it’s all done now.”

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