It would certainly be a risk of sorts. While he would not cost a transfer fee, the reason he is going cheap is because he is recovering from a knee injury. And the last defender we signed with a history of knee trouble was…Tony Thomas.
Tony Vaughan in Forest colours
At the time, Thomas was probably worth gambling on. This Tony was certainly rated – David Platt spent over £1m on him – but he will be no use to use sitting on the treatment table.
It is debatable whether Vaughan had the ability to make it at Forest anyway – he was on loan to Mansfield when he was injured – but that does necessarily mean he is not good enough for us.
Butcher will look at him playing in a reserve game soon, according to the official site, and the next opportunity seems to be the U21 game against Hearts next week.