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Cole back home with Forest
04 Jul 2008 - 16:51:49
Nottingham Forest have signed veteran former England striker Andrew Cole on a one-year contract following his release by Sunderland.
The 36-year-old joins his hometown club as they prepare for life back in the Championship, becoming the fourth summer signing by City Ground manager Colin Calderwood.
Calderwood has already snapped up Wales striker Robert Earnshaw from Derby County, as well as Liverpool winger Paul Anderson on a season-long loan and midfielder Guy Moussi from French club Angers.
Cole is the second-highest all-time Premier League goalscorer, with his 187 top-flight goals being bettered only by Alan Shearer.
He also won 15 caps for England earlier on in his career, which has included spells with Newcastle United, Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers.
Calderwood had earlier told the Evening Post of his plans to re-shape his forward options.
He said: "We have real good pace up front now and then you add Anderson to the group, he is another who can play in that three-man front line.
"With Grant Holt leaving, with Kris Commons leaving and Brett Ormerod no longer being with us, that is something we had to look at. There was quite a void there to be filled."