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Glenn Murray Completes Permanent Transfer to Nottingham Forest

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Nottingham Forest have secured the services of Glenn Murray until the end of the season. The forward’s arrival boosts competition in a weak attacking department.

Glenn Murray Joins Nottingham Forest Until End of the Season

Forward’s Arrival Bolsters Attacking Options

Chris Hughton has made his third signing of the window – and fourth of his tenure as Forest boss – with the addition of Glenn Murray.

He arrives following the signing of Filip Krovinovic and James Garner. Anthony Knockaert also had his loan stay at Forest from Fulham extended for the rest of the season.

Murray and Hughton, who worked together at Brighton & Hove Albion, will link up again at Nottingham Forest on a permanent deal until the end of the season.

The forward, whose Brighton contract is up for renewal this summer, becomes the second player to depart Watford in favour of a move to the Reds.

On Saturday (January 30) the Reds announced the loan arrival of Garner from Manchester United – he had previously been with the Hornets before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recalled the midfielder.

Murray joined Watford on a temporary basis last summer after falling out of favour at Brighton.

But the 37-year-old has made only five Championship appearances for Watford and has failed to score so far this season.

Arrival of Glenn Murray at Nottingham Forest Surprises Many and Disappoints More

Murray’s arrival at Nottingham Forest adds depth to the options available up-front for Chris Hughton.

Lewis Grabban scored 20 goals last season but, with just two strikes to his name this term, the Reds need to look elsewhere.

Lyle Taylor is Forest’s top-scorer so far, netting four goals, but the Reds have struggled to find the net throughout the season.

It comes as a surprise, therefore, that Forest have seemingly put their trust in an individual who has not scored yet this season and is in a barren spell.

He does, however, have a track record of performing as a player for Hughton. The 37-year-old has scored 52 goals in 127 games while under his former boss, so the Forest manager may be the man to get the best out of Murray.

Young Forward’s Departure Made Even More Likely

The arrival of Murray makes Will Swan’s departure even more likely to happen. Whether a deal can be struck ahead of the deadline? The jury is out.

League One side Ipswich Town have been linked with a loan move for the talented forward, but the Reds have been hesitant to agree on such a before adding options up-front.

It now means that, with Murray’s entry, Swan will head on loan somewhere – likely a League One outfit – to continue his development away from the City Ground.

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