Nottingham Forest manager Sean O’Driscoll has hinted that striker David McGoldrick, currently on loan and scoring for fun at Coventry City, could be sold in the January transfer window.
The 24 year old striker made the loan move to Coventry at the end of August from Forest after he had dropped down O’Driscoll’s pecking order and made the move in order to regain form and confidence through playing competitive games.
McGoldrick, has notched six league and cup goals in 11 appearances which had done his confidence a power of good. Until O’Driscoll dropped the hint that he may be open to offers for McGoldrick the speculation was that with his scoring form he would return to Forest when his loan spell at Coventry expired on January 2nd 2013, but now the Sky Blues manager Mark Robins will be facing calls from the Coventry fans to sign the striker on a permanent deal.
O’Driscoll said yesterday:, “At the minute, he is better off where he is. His confidence will be high and, if he can put himself in the shop window; that would benefit everyone. David worked really hard here and got himself fit but he needed games. The fact that he is scoring goals will boost his confidence and that is an on-going thing. When you score more, you get more confidence and then things spiral.
“League One is not the greatest division from what I have seen this season but you still have to score the goals. If he can get into a routine of scoring goals then he can be an asset. When a player is out of contract at the end of a season, they have a choice. The idea was for him to go and get some games, then we would review the situation as and when. His form hasn’t surprised me.
If McGoldrick is placed on the transfer list in January and Coventry City decide to make an offer, they will undoubtedly face stiff competition, but McGoldrick said in a recent interview with the club website he would never say no to Coventry if they offered him a deal.
In the interview at the beginning of October, McGoldrick said, “I am playing football here and the manager seems to like me. I am getting a great relationship with the fans and this is a great football club.
“I would never say no to Coventry if something came through in January but you never know what Forest are thinking. But also you don’t know what they are thinking here so not everything is in my hands. Forest has kept in touch with me since coming here and I still have a good relationship with the people down there. I think they have come to a few games so we will see what happens in January.”