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DAVID PLATT could be set to exacerbate his striker problems at Nottingham Forest - if trialist Robert Andersson lives up to expectations.

The 29-year-old Swede marksman is already at the City Ground and will play in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Notts County this week.

The former Halmstad star, available on a Bosman-style free transfer attracted interest with a series of good displays in the early rounds of the Uefa Cup and could be the answer to Forest's lack of firepower.

"Because he is on a Bosman we're taking the opportunity to have a look at him," said chief-scout Storey-Moore. "We saw him play in the early rounds of the UEFA Cup against Bangor but he has scored goals against sides of a higher quality like Benfica and 1860 Munich.

"He scored about 10 goals in 20 games for Halmstad last season when they won the league so he has an impressive record."

Manager Platt, was relishing the chance to see the player in action, saying: "We've got him over to have a look at him and he will play in a game this week."

Forest have lost the services of both the injured Jack Lester and Robbie Blake - who has returned after a loan spell to his owners Bradford - and are desperately short of forward cover.