Nottingham Forest are rivalling Blackpool for the signing of former Stoke City striker Julien Ngoy. The Reds were beaten for the fourth straight time yesterday and boss Chris Hughton is seemingly on borrowed time. The news regarding Ngoy has been broken by the Sunday Mirror (page 67)
Forest are looking to end the transfer window on a high. It has been a frustrating time of things for the Reds in the market but a few players could still be added to the ranks.
Hughton has overseen five straight defeats stretching into the back end of last season. Fans aren’t happy and a defeat in next weekend’s East Midlands derby-day clash could spell the end of the gaffer.
In the meantime, Forest will pursue new players. Ngoy left Stoke in August of last year to sign for KAS Eupen in Belgium. This season he has already scored twice and registered one assist.
Last season he scored six times and is perhaps seen as a striker who does more than just score goals. He works hard for the team and can also operate on the left wing.
Things never really worked out for Ngoy at Stoke. He played nine times and failed to score a single goal, largely playing a watching brief during his time at the Potters.
Would Ngoy be a good signing for Forest?
The jury would largely remain out. He has never really had a great track record of scoring goals and that has to be a concern.
Forest are struggling to score goals as highlighted yesterday when the team failed to have a single shot during 90 minutes in the defeat at Stoke.
The Reds need to get points on the board quickly and new players are absolutely required at the City Ground.
Ngoy might not be the one though and Forest would be wise to look elsewhere in their quest to sign new players.