Nottingham Forest have completed the free transfer of forward Jamie Ward, the club have confirmed.
Ward moves to the City Ground from the Reds’ fierce local rivals Derby County where he has spent the last four years.
Having started his career with Aston Villa, Ward left without playing a first-team game and began forging a career for himself in the Football League.
His career began to take off when he moved to Chesterfield in 2007 and in 67 appearances for the Spireites he netted 29 goals to earn himself a move to Sheffield United.
Following two seasons with the Blades he moved to Derby and whilst with the Rams he built up a reputation as a really popular figure with the fans.
In 104 games for the East Midlands club he netted 26 goals and was primarily used as a wide player rather than an out-and-out striker.
The move is bound to increase the rivalry between both Forest and Derby and Ward completes the move following Derby’s decision not to renew Ward’s contract at the iPro Stadium.
Forest fans… Can you look beyond Ward’s Derby background?