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Yeovil's Paddy Madden may be of interest to Nottingham Forest

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: June 11, 2013

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Yeovil Town's goal-scoring hero Paddy Madden could be a summer transfer target for new npower Championship rivals Nottingham Forest.

The mercurial Irishman sprung to prominence with the Glovers last season, firing 23 goals in the Somerset club's successful League One play-off push after initially joining on loan from Carlisle United.

Madden – who would command a fee as he is still under contract at Huish Park – went from the periphery of the Cumbrian club's first team last term to League One's top scorer, and then capped a remarkable turnaround with a stunning opener in Yeovil's League One play-off final triumph against Brentford at Wembley last month.

It is understood that the prolific 23-year-old front-runner is on the radar of ambitious big guns Forest as they look to bolster their forward line for the 2013-14 Championship campaign, particularly if they are unsuccessful in their pursuit of other targets.

However, Forest are yet to make an official move for Madden, while it is believed that the former European champions rarely sent scouts to Huish Park last season.

Earlier in the year, Forest's bitter regional rivals Derby County were reported to be interested in brokering a deal to sign Madden.

Forest's joint-top scorers in 2012-13, with a mere six goals each, were Simon Cox and Dexter Blackstock, who has been linked with a switch to Huddersfield Town.

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