Eaden signs…again

Last updated : 31 January 2007 By Dan Coles & Dane Vincent

After talks collapsed to release the former Barnsley man from his City Ground contract, Eaden was only too glad to return to aid City's promotion push.

The 33-year old – warming up for his third spell at the club – has already expressed his delight in agreeing a move back to Sincil Bank: “Forest want to bring in players, so need to get people off the wage bill, but I wasn't just going to accept whatever they offered me,” said Eaden, speaking to the club's official site upon signing.

"I must admit. I'm pleased to get away.

It was obvious I wasn't going to be involved, either during the end of Gary Megson's tenure or under Colin Calderwood, who took over in the summer - and I don't think it was entirely for footballing reasons.”

Eaden won't be leaving Nottingham just yet though, as the Imps travel to Forest's near-rivals Notts County on Saturday, with the defender expecting a frosty reception there: “I'll probably get a bit of stick from the County fans, calling me a Forest reject – but I can take that.”

“I probably got more stick from the Forest fans while I was there!"

Upon completing the swoop, first team coach John Schofield appeared equally delighted, stating: “Nicky is another good addition to the squad.”

“We saw a lot of his when he was with us before so we know what he's about and hopefully now he's back he'll once again be an influence around the team and in the dressing room”

The veteran will be thrown straight into the weekend's squad for the short trip to Meadow Lane.