Nottingham Forest are trying to tie up a deal to sign AFC Wimbledon striker Joe Pigott before tomorrow’s deadline (The Mirror transfer blog; 29/01; 23:09)
The 27-year-old will see his contract expire during the summer and the Dons want to cash in this month.
Pigott has been in fine form this season despite Wimbledon struggling in League One.
He has fired 13 goals and registered four assists to continue showcasing his prolific talents.
Last season he scored nine goals and was often the captain of Glyn Hodges’ team.
Forest failed to score once again yesterday and need to find the way to goal more frequently if they are to survive relegation.
Back in November, Pigott was linked with a move to Forest’s fierce rivals Derby County and the Reds could face competition for his signature.
Lewis Grabban and Lyle Taylor have scored just five goals between them in the Championship this season.
Forest would welcome a bit more energy in attack and Pigott could be capable of providing an element of that.
The striker has played for Southend, Cambridge, Charlton, Luton, Newport and Gillingham during his career.
The Reds added James Garner from Manchester United yesterday and it looks like being a busy couple of days as the window draws to a close.
Can Pigott help Forest?
He’s certainly a striker that isn’t short of confidence and might add something a little bit different to Grabban and Taylor.
At 27, the Reds would be signing a player heading into his peak and ultimately he’d lower the average age of the squad.
Pigott has scored goals throughout his career and he’d relish the chance to prove himself in the Championship.
Forest need all the help they can get in attack and adding another striker can only be a positive step in the right direction.