Characteristically, there was not a word from the City Ground prior to the signing, nor has there been any official news on various other rumours about possible transfer targets:
- Stephen Clemence (defensive midfielder) from Leicester
- Ross McCormack (centre forward) from Motherwell
- Matthew Etherington (left winger) from West Ham
- Heidar Helguson (centre forward) from Bolton
Me, I don't believe a word of it...