Nottingham Forest have announced the signing of striker Matty Fryatt on a three-year contract from 1 July.The former Leicester and Hull City forward arrives on a free transfer from The KC Stadium and brings a wealth of attacking talent having scored 129 career goals.
After rising through the youth system at Walsall, Fryatt was soon loaned out to Carlisle United where he notched his first professional goal before returning to The Banks’s Stadium to find the net another 30 times.
His talent in front of goal caught the eye of a number of clubs but it was Leicester who earned his services for an undisclosed fee in January 2006. Following The Foxes’ relegation to League One, Fryatt struck 32 goals in the 2008-09 season to fire them back to the Championship.
The 28 year old suffered a broken jaw in February 2010 which disrupted his time at The King Power Stadium and so in January 2011 he opted for a fresh start by making the move to Hull.
After grabbing 16 goals in his debut season on Humberside, Fryatt struggled for game time and made a loan switch to Sheffield Wednesday at the beginning of the 2013-14 campaign. It was to prove a timely boost for the striker as he netted four goals in just seven starts at Hillsborough.
Upon Fryatt’s return to Hull, he scored six more times before the season’s end including a goal in The Tigers’ 5-3 FA Cup semi-final win over Sheffield United and a consolation in the 3-1 defeat at Manchester United last month.