Dadi signed on-loan for the remainder of the season on Thursday and was installed straight into the starting line-up for Saturday’s 2-1 slaying of Shrewsbury. And, indeed, it was Dadi’s ‘Man of the Match’ performance on his debut that helped propel the Magpies to victory
Dadi, however, is prepared to put his heart-ache behind him, as he concentrates, instead, on life as a Magpie.
Speaking to the Nottingham Evening Post earlier today, the veteran said "I never really had my chance to play first team games at Forest. It was a big decision to come here and I was just waiting for a chance."
"I do not have anything to prove [to Forest] because when they brought me in they knew what I was capable of. I have had a lot of injuries and it is just the way it is."
"I cannot think about that, but now I am here and I want to enjoy my football. I was waiting for this kind of football team and I will give my best."
In addition to turning-in a performance of the highest calibre, Dadi can count himself unlucky not to have marked his debut with a goal, as his first-half header cannoned off the visitor’s up-right for David Pipe to smash home the rebound.
The African-born striker, however, is insisting that he will put the good of his adopted team ahead of personal glory.
"Saturday was very important to win and I am happy for that. I was unlucky not to score but the most important thing is to win. The goals will come as long as I work hard."