Former Nottingham Forest player George Boyd has decided to call time on his playing career at the age of 36.

The former winger checked in at the City Ground on loan from Peterborough in 2010.

He made six appearances for the club, scoring once and registering one assist before returning to Posh.

Boyd isn’t famous for that short spell on Trentside though.

He’s accustomed to being namechecked whenever anyone mentions the bizarre shenanigans of Fawaz Al-Hasawi.

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In January 2013, Forest went back in for Boyd; this time on a permanent deal.

The transfer was all set to be announced when the club confirmed that the deal was in fact off.

Peterborough chairman later said that Forest had pulled the plug due to an inconclusive eye test.

Alex McLeish was the manager at the time and it has since been suggested that as he was about the get the boot, the Reds wouldn’t sanction the move.

Billy Davies was in line for a second spell at the club. He’d not really fancied Boyd the first time around so that suggestion would have made sense.

It was just one of many embarrassing quips that were recited under the Kuwaiti’s tenure in charge.

Boyd’s failed eye test might just sit above buying footballs from ASDA and paying bills on the doorstep of the HMRC on a monthly basis, however!

Boyd enjoyed good career after Forest loan

Not signing for Forest probably did Boyd good, to be honest.

After his loan spell, he went on to play for Hull and Burnley, tasting Premier League football in the process.

He managed 101 appearances in the Premier League, scoring nine goals and claiming five assists in the process.

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His career saw him go to Sheffield Wednesday, back to Peterborough and then finish at Salford City.

Forest missed out on a decent professional when Fawaz messed up the permanent deal.

Perhaps it was the Kuwaiti who needed his eyes testing after all!

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