Former Nottingham Forest striker Craig Westcarr has joined Yeovil Town on a week's trial. The move for the 20 year old is one of a number of attempts Glovers boss Gary Johnson is believed to be making to recruit in a new striker before the start of the coming season.
Craig holds the Forest record as their youngest ever first team player when he made his debut for the club on 13th October 2001, aged just 16 years and 257 days, coming on as a substitute in a 1-0 win over Burnley. Craig was a regular scorer for Forest's Reserve and Youth sides although his 26 appearances for his home city came mainly from the bench.
During last season, he took in a one month loan spell at Lincoln City and a two month session for Milton Keynes Dons but was released from the City Ground at the end of the 2004/05 season. His one goal for Forest's first team was scored against Rotherham on the last day of the 2002-03 season.
Craig was born on 29th January 1985 in Nottingham and joined rose through Forest's Youth Academy. He has also represented England at U15, U16, U18 and U19 level. He is described as a pacey confident striker who was prolific for Forest at the more junior levels with only Forest's tendency to buy in strikers from outside stopping Craig from gaining more exposure to their first team. His cause was probably not helped by missing three months of the 2004/05 season with a knee ligament injury sustained in training.
Glovers boss Gary Johnson has implied that there will be new faces in tomorrow's match against Portsmouth but told the Western Daily Press: "It's too early to say whether Craig will be involved on Saturday."
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