Weekly Forest Transfer Rumours Update

As we career towards the transfer window I thought it'd be good to catch up on some of the crackpot rumours doing the rounds on the net, before looking at the more sensible rumours


One rumour has linked Kevin Phillips, the veteran striker playing for Blackpool. Phillips is on a one year deal at Blackpool, half way through. Phillips has had a great record and the rumour suggested that Cotterill see's him as the perfect foil for Blackstock. He would also largely be cheap.
Personally I simply can't see it happening. You never do know in football.

Kris Boyd has recently been released by Eskişehirspor in Turkey. Therefore he is of course free. That save for of course for his sizeable wage demands. He was on £40k in Turkey and even if he took a fraction of that we'd be unable to afford such wages, especially in these austere times.

Chris Riggott has also been linked in a valiant attempt to link us with any central defender who happens to be not nailed down, the player just released from Derby is on a free and looking for a deal. He has been linked on a couple of forums, and although it on papers looks good because he had a track record of top football, his career is blighted by injury, and frankly there’s a reason Derby released him.


Luke Chambers being linked left right and centre. He has a contract expiring, and the club may well seek to cash in on him whilst we can and avoid a Kelvin Wilson situation. Ironically therefore Celtic is one of the clubs being linked with him. I can’t see him going to a club like them, but I could see someone like West Brom being linked.

Chris Gunter and West Brom is a rumour I see also. But I think this is more of a case of people looking at players who could get a good fee and would have moderately high wages.

Matt Derbyshire, undoubtedly one of the bigger earners Paul Taylor referenced when saying new players not performing are on high wages. There are a number of Championship clubs being connected with him, and even a slightly odd rumour linking Blackburn with a move for a player they once had.

More rumours as they appears in the next few days.

As I say though, these are just rumours and may or may not hold very little truth.