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Nottingham Forest should bring 22-goal former flop Joe Garner to the club

Preston North End

Joe Garner is banging in the goals for Preston North End.

Nottingham Forest will have to be looking in the transfer market this summer, with a hope of promotion next season depending on a clever piece of business or two in the summer.

One area they will need to improve is the striker position. The club's main striker is Britt Assombalonga. Unfortunately the former Peterborough striker dislocated his knee earlier in the year and has been ruled out until the new year.

They need a striker to score their goals in his absence, with Jordan Rhodes of Blackburn Rovers apparently on the radar.

But should they consider a move for a former player this summer, one who failed to find his feet at the City Ground the last time he was at the club.

Joe Garner signed for Forest in 2008 from Carlisle United for a fee reported to be in region of £1.14 million by the BBC.

He went on to struggle at Forest over a three year period. He managed just 10 goals in 55 games at the club and spent two spells out on loan from the club.

In the end he was flogged to Watford in 2011 at a big loss and struggled there as well.

Nowadays however he is at Preston North End, a club he has supported as a boy, and is enjoying his time at Deepdale.

He is now mature and certainly more lethal, scoring 45 goals in 92 appearances for the club since returning.

When he moved to Forest earlier in his career it was too early but if he moved to the club now it would be at the perfect time.

If Preston are promoted to The Championship you can forget it, he will stay, but if the MK Dons lure them in and Preston fail through the play-offs - Forest should swoop.

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