Town Confirm McGoldrick Loan Friday, 4th Jan 2013 12:45
Town have confirmed that David McGoldrick has joined the Blues on loan from Nottingham Forest until the end of the season with a view to a permanent deal. In November, TWTD reported that Blues boss Mick McCarthy and assistant Terry Connor watched the striker in action for Coventry at Colchester.
McGoldrick, who has been handed the number 16 shirt at Town, spent the first half of the season on loan with the Sky Blues, scoring 17 goals in 24 starts and one sub appearance.
Asked about the 25-year-old as an alternative to DJ Campbell, who has returned to parent club QPR and will feature in the FA Cup for them tomorrow, last week, manager Mick McCarthy said: “He’s scored a few goals for Coventry on loan and we’ve been looking all over the place. But I wouldn’t tell you my targets, you know that.”
McGoldrick started his career with Notts County but moved to Southampton when still a 16-year-old, having already broken into the Magpies' first team.
The 6ft 1in tall pacey frontman, who spent tim eback at Meadow Lane and at Port Vale and Bournemouth on loan while a Saint, was on the losing side as Town won the 2005 FA Youth Cup.
He joined Forest in 2009 for £1 million, signing a four-year deal, and since then has been on loan at Sheffield Wednesday and then Coventry.
The Blues are also being linked with Hull City striker Aaron Mclean.
Thats the way to do it ! People blame Clegg for the lack of previous transfer activity, but it is becoming clear that it was Jewell's failure to sell the club to potential signee's. Quite frankly, Jewell couldnt persuade a drowning man to get into a lifeboat. Super Mick McCarthy is much more persuasive it seems
Who was it that said it was a couple of days into the new year and we hadn't signed anybody yet ? Do I hear an eating of a hat or is that someone munching on humble pie ? Give MM and TC time, its all going to happen !