Date:Thursday August 3 2006
Jon-Paul Pittman has joined League Two side Bury on loan
The 19-year-old striker, who has made two senior appearances to date for the Reds, will initially spend a month at Gigg Lane.
This ties in with Mark Arthur's recent comments to the evening post. Story below:
Nottingham Forest want to send many of their young stars out on loan - to ensure they are fully prepared for the rigours of first-team football.
Chief executive Mark Arthur today admitted the club had made mistakes in the past by failing to ensure young players had sufficient experience before being thrown into the fray at the City Ground.
Arthur highlighted the case of young goalkeeper Barry Roche as being an example of where things have gone wrong in the past.
But he said they would not make the same errors again.
'I would say we have learned a lesson from the way we have handled things in the past,' he said.
'In the case of Barry, we believed that he had played sufficient reserve team and youth team football to prepare him.
'But, when it did come to bringing him into the first-team arena, he was not ready.
'There is a big difference between reserve team football and what I call the 'man's game'.
'There is only one way to get prepared for first-team football - and that is to play it.
'I am glad to see that Barry's career is back on track with Chesterfield. But we do not want to make the same mistakes with players in the future.
'His confidence was probably dented by being plunged into the first team in the manner that he was.
'This time we want to make sure the young players coming through get that experience, that they are prepared for their chance when it comes their way.'
This is likely to mean the likes of Vincent Fernandez, John Paul Pittman, Spencer Weir-Daley, Paddy Gamble and Felix Bastians will be allowed out on loan to boost their experience.
Pre Season Tour Of Sweden (Tuesday May 26 2015)
Forest Know 2015-16 Opponents (Monday May 25 2015)
Mills Holds Forest Talks (Sunday May 24 2015)
Forest's First Summer Signing Imminent? (Tuesday May 19 2015)
Chettle's Second Chance? (Monday May 18 2015)
Predictions League Winner 2014-15! (Monday May 18 2015)
Reported Target Released By Bolton (Saturday May 16 2015)
Forest Transfer News...(Nothing To Report) (Thursday May 14 2015)
Early Bird Discount Ends Friday At 6pm!!! (Thursday May 14 2015)
Duo Linked To Forest (Wednesday May 13 2015)
|9.||Pope John XXIII||155|
|13. Sheff Wed||46||14||18||14||-6||60|
|15. Leeds Utd||46||15||11||20||-11||56|
|Birmingham Winger In Wales Squad
» Birmingham : 26/05/2015 20:35:01
|LUFC Rosler set to make first appointment
» Leeds Utd : 26/05/2015 19:46:00
|Howe: I am delighted to have signed Boruc
» Bournemouth : 26/05/2015 19:44:00
|Potential Signings- Goalkeepers
» Reading : 26/05/2015 19:43:00
|Federici set for Cherries medical?
» Bournemouth : 26/05/2015 19:28:00