OTD - 30 June

3 Jul 2018
1995: Kevin Campbell heads for Nottingham Forest

Striker Kevin Campbell left Arsenal to sign a deal with Frank Clark's Nottingham Forest.

Recruited to replace Stan Collymore, Campbell's first goal for his new club came against his former employers as he hit the equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Highbury.

He experienced relegation with Forest in 1996/97, but fired 23 goals the following campaign as they were promoted as champions.

In all he scored nine goals in 38 Premier League appearances for the club before moving to Trabzonspor in Turkey in July 1998.

Kevin Campbell, Nottingham Forest, 1995
Kevin Campbell in action on Nottingham Forest's pre-season tour of Scandinavia, soon after signing in the summer of 1995
1997: Gus Poyet joins Chelsea

Chelsea signed Uruguayan midfielder Gus Poyet on a free transfer from Real Zaragoza.

Injury limited Poyet to 14 appearances and four goals during his debut season.

But he bounced back in 1998/99 and scored 11 times in 28 PL matches as Chelsea finished four points and two places behind champions Manchester United.

Poyet moved across London to Tottenham Hotspur in 2001 after scoring 36 goals in 105 league matches for the Blues.


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