Forest may shuffle their pack up front with arrival of Findley, says boss Davies
NOTTINGHAM Forest will shuffle their pack up front during January, following the arrival of USA international Robbie Findley.
Manager Billy Davies was delighted to secure the 24-year-old on a free transfer and today backed him to have a big impact.
But he said the arrival of Findley on a two-and-a-half year contract may see a few of the existing front men move on.
Joe Garner's loan spell at Huddersfield runs out next month and he is likely to be allowed to leave the City Ground, while Nathan Tyson is out of contract in the summer and his future remains uncertain.
"With Findley coming in, there will be some movement with regard to the strikers," said Davies.
"I have given my recommendation to the board over every player. I am sure we will get bids for some players and they may be allowed to move."
Davies revealed that John Spencer, the former Chelsea player who is now a rookie manager in the States, had tipped him off about the availability of Findley, whose contract with Real Salt Lake had expired, before the World Cup.
"John Spencer keeps me in touch with American players," said Davies. "He is now manager of Portland. He mentioned him to me in the summer and it all started from there. We are very pleased, he is a player people will have seen during the World Cup period.
"When we were alerted that he may want to try his luck in Europe, we immediately started to try to put wheels in motion. It was a race against time, because he did have other options.
"He is a goalscorer with electric pace and he will be a great benefit to our squad."
Davies believes Findley will hit his peak for the all important final few weeks of the campaign.
"He will be fresh for the final few months of the season, because he has had a little break now," said Davies.