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Last Updated: Friday, 27 February, 2004, 14:05 GMT
Barmby joins Forest
Nick Barmby in action for Leeds
Barmby has not figured regularly for Leeds
Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of Leeds midfielder Nicky Barmby on a one-month loan deal.

"I'm delighted to have a player of Nicky's quality on board with us," said Forest boss Joe Kinnear.

"He has got a great pedigree and he's enthusiastic to play for Nottingham Forest, and his record of international appearances speaks for itself.

"So does the fact that he has been involved in transfer deals totalling almost 20 million pounds."

The 30-year-old, who played for Tottenham, Middlesbrough, Everton and Liverpool before Leeds, will make his debut against Bradford on Saturday.

Barmby joined Leeds in August 2002 for 2.75m but only made three appearances this season.

Kinnear is hopeful the deal could become a full transfer at some stage.

"It's a situation where both parties are taking a look at each other at the moment but hopefully we can extend the deal," he said.

"Lots of great managers have bought Nicky, he's been at some great clubs and represented his country in all sorts of positions.

"Tactically you can use him wide both sides or in midfield or up front so he's very versatile and we're very fortunate to have a lad of his qualities at Forest at the moment."

Barmby added: "It's going to be nice to be playing first-team football but it wasn't a case of diving in for the first club who came along.

"Nottingham Forest were one of less than a handful of clubs I would have gone to in the First Division."

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