I'd love to come back to Notts County, says Jonathan Forte
JONATHAN Forte has issued a come-and-get-me plea to Notts County.
The 26-year-old striker scored against the Magpies for Crawley Town in a 1-1 draw at Meadow Lane and then said: "I'd love to come back."
Forte has already enjoyed three prolific loan spells at Notts in his career, scoring 13 goals in 28 games for the club.
The last of those loans was at the end of last season when he scored five goals in ten games to fire the Magpies up the League One table and into contention for the play-offs before suffering a bad injury and returning to parent club Southampton.
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He is still under contract with the Saints until 2014, but does not look to have a future with them following their promotion into the Premier League.
His loan at Crawley ends on Saturday and he says he would love to speak to Notts boss Keith Curle about linking up with the Magpies for a fourth time – but the only stumbling block could be wages because he is on big money with Southampton.
"I've been here three times and really enjoyed myself," he said. It is not far from home so would be brilliant to come back, but it's not up to me or Keith.
"I don't know what my future at Southampton is. I have another year and a half on my contract and I don't know what waits for me, it's up in the air."
The Magpies' fans love Forte and clapped him off the pitch when he was subbed in the second half, even though his goal denied Notts a first home league win since September.
On the Barbadian striker, Curle added: "Jonathan has been on our list for a while now. We know all about him."