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Forest sign Garner from Carlisle

Joe Garner (Getty Images)
Garner becomes Forest's fifth summer signing (Getty)

Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of Carlisle United striker Joe Garner in a 1.14m deal, report BBC Radio Nottingham.

The 20-year-old becomes the third new striker on the Reds' books ahead of the upcoming Championship campaign.

Garner scored 14 goals in 30 starts for Carlisle last season, and has signed a four-year contract at the City Ground.

He is currently sidelined by a knee ligament injury, but it is hoped that he will be fit by the end of September.

"I just can't wait to get out there," Garner told the Forest website.

"The stadium and the pitch look superb and everything I have seen of the Forest set-up looks top drawer.

"I've known about the transfer for several weeks and was very excited about the prospect of coming here.

"It's a fantastic move for me at this stage of my career and I am looking forward to getting out there and helping Forest try to get into the Premier League."

see also
Blues make Garner clause public
21 Jul 08 |  Carlisle
Garner injury blow for Carlisle
28 Feb 08 |  Carlisle
Carlisle sign Blackburn's Garner
10 Aug 07 |  Carlisle

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