Forest swoop for ex-Leeds winger as McCormack signs up

Ross McCormack: In the firing line

Nottingham Forest have announced the signing of winger Gboly Ariyibi on a three-and-a-half year deal, while also confirming the loan of Ross McCormack from Aston Villa.

The 22-year-old Ariyibi, who started his career as a trainee at Southampton before enjoying spells at Leeds and Tranmere, arrives at the City Ground from League One side Chesterfield.

Chris Turner, Chesterfield’s director of football, told the club’s official website: “It’s a great move for Gboly, both personally and professionally, and we wish him all the very best.”

Forest also beat the transfer deadline to wrap up the capture of Scotland striker McCormack, who joins on a season-long loan from Villa.

McCormack only joined Villa for £12million in the summer, but moves across the Midlands after a fall-out with boss Steve Bruce, who brought in Scott Hogan from Brentford just minutes earlier.