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Second time lucky as Burke completes belated Forest move

CHRIS BURKE, the former Rangers winger, has joined Nottingham Forest at the second time of asking and insists he is arriving at a Barclay Premier League club in waiting.

The 30-year-old was on the cusp of joining Forest in January 2013 but the switch collapsed at the 11th hour, angering the then-manager Alex McLeish.

Times have changed, however, and there were no hitches yesterday as Burke breezed through a medical before signing a two-year contract with Stuart Pearce's Sky Bet Championship club.

"There's no doubt that this is a Premier League club playing in the Championship," Burke said.

"I listened to what the manager had to say and what his ambitions are and I really liked what we spoke about. In the end it was a no-brainer for me."

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