Nottingham Forest striker Joe Garner joins Huddersfield Town
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN have landed striker Joe Garner on a six-month loan deal from Nottingham Forest.
The versatile 22-year-old may well be involved immediately against his first club, Blackburn Rovers, in tonight's friendly at the Galpharm Stadium.
Manager Lee Clark is delighted to have added an eighth summer arrival to his squad with just over two weeks to go to the start of the League I campaign.
Garner has signed until January 3 inclusive and Clark explained: "We're always on the lookout for young, talented footballers and Joe fits that remit perfectly.
"He has a very good record at this level with Carlisle and went to Nottingham Forest for a lot of money, where he has done reasonably well.
"He's a very talented footballer and we've chased him for a long time. We pursued every avenue in January, but Forest didn't want to do business.
"This summer we started off wanting to do a permanent deal or a longer-term loan but Forest still think he has a future with them, so we have settled on a window to window loan. We will see what happens from there.
"All of our strikers have different assets and for his size (5ft 10in) Joe is very good in the air. He also has a good touch and good awareness, as well as the goalscoring record at this level - he had a great partnership with Danny Graham at Carlisle.
"We just need to kick-start him again, because for whatever reason he didn't get a lot of games during the second half of last season with Nottingham Forest; they had what you could consider six first-team strikers at the club. We're all really happy he is on board and are looking forward to working with him."