Forest sign 13 (yes, thirteen!) on deadline day

Following a 7-0 loss to Aveley at the weekend, Forest have signed 13 players. Some have been signed for the under-21s, but will still be able to feature for the first team if necessary.

Albert Adu Donyinah is a winger has most recently played for Herford Town, but has also featured for Spanish side CD San Isidro Nijar.

Kazim Bishop is a familiar face to the management after playing for Aslan last season. He is a 22 year old defender who has been playing for Broxbourne Borough this year.

Dean Florence is a midfielder who progressed through the youth ranks at Norwich City after signing from West Ham United. He represented Turkey at Under 16, 17 and 18 level. He’s even on Football Manager.

Stephen Ikumelo is a defender who has played for Grays Athletic and Redbridge, where he made 33 appearances last season.

Marcus Longworth has been with Grays Athletic Under 21s until now.

Midfielder Conor Okus progressed through the ranks at West Ham, before signing for Dagenham & Redbridge. From there, he spent time on loan at Havent & Waterlooville and Thurrock.

Joe Smallwood made 4 appearances on the wing for Redbridge last season.

Christoph Duncan, Taylan Gul, Luke Smith (Tooting & Mitcham United),

Daniel Stewert (Alexandra Palace), Ozer Temur (White Hart Rapids) and Kubilay Toklucu (Aslan) have also signed for the club.

Editor’s note: OK, so deadline-day may not apply to non-league clubs, but it makes for good headline writing.

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