Matty Fryatt pens a deal with Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest have signed striker Matty Fryatt on a free transfer from Hull City on a three year deal. Fryatt will officially join Forest when his Hull City contract runs out on the 1st of July. With the lack of first team football at Hull, Fryatt has elected to join the Championship side, who missed out on a play off spot last season after a poor string of results over the latter stages. Nottingham Forest chaiman, Fawaz Al Hasawi, told the club’s official website, “I am delighted to have finally got our man. I look forward to welcoming him into this great club when his contract starts on July 1.”
Birmingham snap up Stephen Gleeson
Stephen Gleeson has moved to Birmingham City on a free transfer after his MK Dons contract has expired. Gleeson, 25, has joined the Blues on a two year deal. After Birmingham’s dramatic final day, which saw them stay up, and Doncaster Rovers go down, the Irishman becomes Lee Clark’s third signing after he recruited defenders Jonathan Grounds and Grant Hall.
Rotherham Broaden their horizon
Rotherham United have completed their fourth signing of the current window after securing the services of former Rangers defender Kirk Broadfoot. Broadfoot made a name for himself up in Scotland where he made 154 appearances for St Mirren and 80 appearances for Rangers. He moved to English football in 2012 when he signed for Blackpool, but he can now add Rotherham United to his career list of teams. Millers boss, Steve Evans, said, “There will be some disappointed managers today, we had to work ever so hard to get him here and I am delighted to have got the deal over the line.”
Reuben Reid returns to Plymouth
Reuben Reid has signed a contract until 2016 for Plymouth Argyle after his Yeovil Town contract was up. Reid’s now stranger to Home Park after spending a successful season there on loan, as well as picking up the clubs ‘Player of the Year’ award, and being the club’s top scorer. In a statement, the club said, “Whereas Reuben might have been tempted by overtures from some of Argyle’s rivals, the Bristolian has decided to return to a club where he knows he is valued by the manager, appreciated by his team-mates, loved by the fans and where he feels right at home.”