Former Nottingham Forest striker David Johnson has backed Joe Pigott to be a good signing for the Reds.
Chris Hughton is trying to tie up a deal to sign the 27-year-old AFC Wimbledon striker ahead of tomorrow’s deadline.
The talisman is out of contract during the summer and tomorrow is a last chance for the League One club to get a fee for their star man.
Pigott has scored 13 goals in all competitions this season and would provide competition for Lewis Grabban and Lyle Taylor.
Forest all also set to add Glenn Murray to their ranks ahead of tomorrow’s deadline.
Johnson thinks adding Pigott would be a very decent piece of business for the Reds to complete.
He took to Twitter to throw his weight behind a potential deal.
Forest once again struggled to find a way to goal against Barnsley yesterday.
Lewis Grabban missed a gilt-edged opportunity and his confidence appears to be shot right now.
As a result, it would be a no-brainer to try and add some more firepower to give Forest the best chance of surviving relegation.
Pigott would arrive at a good age and with a point to prove that he can play in the Championship.
Forest are in desperate need of more goals and they must ensure they’re well-stocked come tomorrow’s deadline.
Pigott has bags of experience in the Football League but hasn’t played regularly in the Championship before.
Johnson knows all about playing as a number nine for the Reds.
He spent five years at the City Ground from 2001-2006, scoring 50 goals in 165 appearances.
He is backing Pigott to be a roaring Forest success and it’ll be interesting to see if a deal can be struck in time.