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.
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|petersongoal added 12:49 - Jan 4|
lovely job! well done Mick! Welcome aboard David!
|daniel9624 added 12:49 - Jan 4|
I really like this, not waiting around to see what happens with DJ (much as I'd love him back). Get out there and get a striker bang in form, great work MM.
|coyb99 added 12:50 - Jan 4|
great signing, whilst campbell is at qpr we've got mcgoldrick and murphy- two quality strikers. COYB
|reyes added 12:50 - Jan 4|
|brockleyblueboy added 12:50 - Jan 4|
Wow. Good work town.
That was quick.
Mick the saviour
|HighgateBlue added 12:54 - Jan 4|
Aaron McLean as a replacement for Jason Scotland perhaps?
|TractorMan added 12:54 - Jan 4|
Great piece of business - a striker fit, bang in form as well and no risk to us with a permanent deal lined up if we want it.
How loans should work!
|RetroBlue added 12:54 - Jan 4|
Excellent Town ...and er , "well done" Mr Clegg !!
|cookra added 12:54 - Jan 4|
awesome signing, young full of energy and has been netting often for Coventry.
In Mick we trust
|alfromcol added 12:56 - Jan 4|
Presumably he is cup-tied?
|TennesseeBlue added 12:59 - Jan 4|
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
|DiamondGezzer added 12:59 - Jan 4|
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 !
|alexharban added 13:00 - Jan 4|
Alrigh' Dave hows it going alrigh?
|Wickets added 13:04 - Jan 4|
Who was it who said it was difficult to get players down to suffolk?
|SomershamBlue added 13:04 - Jan 4|
Now this is the type of loan that we should all support.
Well done Mick (and Cleggy)
|NoCanariesAllowed added 13:07 - Jan 4|
Wow. What a signing. Coventry must be devastated - he was almost single-handedly pushing them up to the Lg1 playoffs!
In the form he's been in, albeit at a different level, I think this is a superb bit of business.
|Sindre94 added 13:09 - Jan 4|
Interesting. Great player for Cov this season
|StowTractorBoy added 13:10 - Jan 4|
This is the way to do business - so impressed with the whole demeanour of Mick McCarthy. On paper a great signing - good luck David and welcome to ITFC.
|muhrensleftfoot added 13:13 - Jan 4|
This is not a negative post - just a question.
Why isn't he playing for Forest?
|reyes added 13:16 - Jan 4|
Already had a forest fan tell me he's a waster
But with Mick the motivator and the form the guy is in this will work very well indeed!
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