Thursday, December 23, 2010
After a days of rumors and speculation, Nottingham Forest have confirmed that American forward Robbie Findley will be joining the club in early 2011 pending approval of a work permit.

Findley had previously been on trial with Premier League club Wolves before getting scooped up by Forest.

Wolves coach Mick McCarthy had suggested back on Monday that Findley had come to terms with Forest however the Championship club was quick to deny that anything had been finalized.

The native of Phoenix, Arizona rode a strong MLS 2009 campaign to a spot on United States national team coach Bob Bradley's 2010 World Cup roster however Findley was considered a disappointment in his time on the field in South Africa.

According to Forest, the terms of Findley's contract will keep him with the two-time Champions League winners through the 2012-2013 season once he is issued a UK work permit.

"Robbie will sign a two and a half year contract, subject to securing a work permit," Nottingham Forest Media Director Frazer Nicholson confirmed to YA. "It's anticipated he will link-up with us early in the New Year."

Findley spent the previous three-plus seasons with Real Salt Lake of MLS where he appeared in over 90 matches and helped the Utah club win the 2009 MLS Cup.
Thursday December 30, 2010 11:28 pm
Don't get excited all you Forest supporters. Findley is fast but his skills with the ball and finishing are very poor.
Shaun in Atlanta
Thursday December 30, 2010 2:21 am
As a Yank and a faithful Forest supporter, I am very happy to see the Reds bringing Findley into the mix.... I have long stated that there are plenty of great value players here in the states that should be very attractive to cash-strapped sides like Forest.... I really hope this signing works out for both player and club... Good luck Findley, and COME ON YOU REDS!
Duck Dodgers
Wednesday December 29, 2010 9:52 am
Good Comment from Chris. True, Wolves play survival ball and that means less playing time for forward playing individuals. Also Forest, as they are called, are a forward playing team and will continue to challenge for premier standing. Formerly a top flight club, they are in a resurgence and this is a good place to be youthful and fast.
Thursday December 23, 2010 4:45 pm
not a bad move. This is team who will be in contention for promotion to the premier league. He's an offensive player, and you want to go to a place where one does not play stodgy football. A lot of the bottom and middle of the park teams in the EPL do that (Stoke etc.) just to survive. If one can get to top 4/6 nor an open style like Bolton, then I have always thought to go to an offensive league like France or Dutch or take a step down to an open-style championship side.

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