Derby and Nottingham Forest fans react as Jamie Ward signs four-year deal

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Derby County and Nottingham Forest fans had their say on Twitter following the announcement Jamie Ward would be calling the City Ground home next season.

Nottingham Forest confirmed on Thursday, as reported by the BBC, that former Derby County attacker Jamie Ward had signed a four-year deal with the club ahead of the new season.

Although the 29-year-old had been a popular player among Derby fans in his four years at the club, the decision was made by the management not to active the one-year option in his contract and allow him to leave on a free.

The rumours over him agreeing a deal with Dougie Freedman’s side have been around since late-May, as reported by the Nottingham Post. However, the former Sheffield United winger was pictured with a Forest shirt for the first time on Thursday.

We take a look at the reaction of supporters from both sides over what can be classed as one of the more controversial transfer deals of the window so far.

Will Jamie Ward be a good signing for Nottingham Forest?

The length of the 29-year-old’s contract may well have come under scrutiny, largely due to his injury problems, but he should prove to be a solid signing for the Reds.

He is a tenacious winger that will continually attempt to create and score goals for his side and gives nothing less than 100% every time he steps out onto the pitch.

On the flip side, he does have a tendency to be selfish and wasteful on the ball and has really struggled for form since his return from his last injury in January 2015.

He will need a big pre-season under his belt in order to hit the ground running, but Freedman will no doubt ensure he has all the tools required to become a success at the City Ground over the course of his four-year deal.

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