Tudgay thumbs up for Owls loan star

Nottingham Forest's Marcus Tudgay (left) and Newcastle United's Dan Gosling battle for the ball during the Carling Cup, Third Round match at The City Ground, Nottingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 20, 2011. See PA story SOCCER Forest. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications
Nottingham Forest's Marcus Tudgay (left) and Newcastle United's Dan Gosling battle for the ball during the Carling Cup, Third Round match at The City Ground, Nottingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday September 20, 2011. See PA story SOCCER Forest. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications
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MARCUS Tudgay has assured David McGoldrick that he made the right decision in joining the Owls.

Loan striker McGoldrick talked to the former Hillsborough star about the move.

The two are team-mates at Forest, who loaned McGoldrick to Wednesday for a month.

“I spoke to Tuggy about it,” said McGoldrick.

“He said it was a good club, a big club, and he said ‘you’ll go there and do well, and the fans are great.’ He gave me the thumbs up.”

McGoldrick has been an instant hit with the Owls, while Tudgay has hit a downturn in his Forest career since Steve McClaren took over from Billy Davies as manager.

The former Wednesday forward has yet to start a League game this season and has made only two appearances from the bench.

He has had one start and two sub outings in the Carling Cup, and scored his one goal in that competition, in a 4-3 home defeat by Newcastle.

But McGoldrick is backing him to bounce back: “He’s not getting as many minutes as he’d like at the moment.

“He’s a top player, one of the best finishers I’ve seen. He’ll get his chance and score the goals.”

Tudgay scored seven goals for Forest last season after joining them initially on loan and then in a £500,000 deal in January.

He played as a sub last Saturday in Forest’s second win of the season, 1-0 at Watford, but was unused on the bench as they crashed 5-1 at Burnley on Tuesday; Matt Derbyshire and Ishmael Miller were the front two.

Meanwhile, tickets are now on general sale for the live Hillsborough screening of the Bramall Lane derby on October 16 (kick-off noon).

The match is not on TV but the Owls sold their Lane allocation of 4,300 and are being allowed to beam the game back to their stadium. A commentary will also be broadcast.

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for consessions, and are available to Wednesday fans only. The South Stand and Grandstand will be open.