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.

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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.

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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.

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