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Forest seal McSheffrey loan deal

Gary McSheffrey
McSheffrey is Billy Davies' second signing in a week

Nottingham Forest have completed the loan signing of Birmingham City striker Gary McSheffrey.

The 26-year-old joins the Reds for an initial 29-day period and is available for Saturday's game against Swansea.

Boss Billy Davies said he was looking forward to working with McSheffrey, whose loan spell could be extended.

"He's a player I've admired for several years. He's a major threat both as a creator and scorer of goals," Davies told the club's official website.

"It's a fresh challenge and I'm sure he will be a great acquisition for us."

Forest have the option to keep McSheffrey at the City Ground for longer than the initial 29-day stay if the deal works out.

However Birmingham will then have the right to recall the player if they want to.

McSheffrey, 26, joined the Blues for 4m from Coventry in 2006 but has fallen out of favour at St Andrew's.

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McSheffrey on Sky Blues' hit list
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