Davies looks to USA for more targets, as Forest wait on Findley work permit decision
BILLY Davies today revealed he may target more players from America, on the day Nottingham Forest discover whether Robbie Findley will get the green light to play for the Reds.
A work permit hearing will decide today whether the USA international striker will be allowed to sign for the Championship club.
But, while Davies waits to discover whether he is to be given permission to capture the former Real Salt Lake player, the manager also revealed he believes there is genuine marketplace for talent on the other side of the Atlantic.
"We are always looking and there are always names kicking around and people to consider," said Davies.
"There are some great young kids coming through.
"American's have an excellent attitude and great athleticism.
"The challenge of soccer is something new for them and the stadiums and facilities they now have are immense.
"It is a very good market place for players. The ones I have dealt with have been top class.
"I just think the Americans are a vastly improving nation, when it comes to football."
Davies also revealed that Forest had come close to capturing another American international, midfielder Stuart Holden, last January.
"I watched Stuart, who went to Bolton in the end, for a while," said Davies. "We were very close to getting him.
"He was a player who was on the radar and there are many who are still on the radar.
"As I said, I believe it is a good marketplace for players."
The priority today however, is to secure a work permit for Findley at the hearing in London.
"We present our case to the panel about the player, explaining how good an acquisition he would be for the club," said Davies.
"We try to set out a case explaining how good a player he would be and what he can pass on to our young players.
"It is not new territory for me. I have been down this road many times.
"Some I have won, others I have lost.
"But all we can do is go down and present our case and do our best to explain what it means to us.
"There are PFA representatives, FA representatives, former players and managers on the panel, there are all sorts of people involved.
"Hopefully they will appreciate what he can offer us."