Dadi pleased with Meadow Lane move

Last updated : 23 January 2006 By Richard Brown

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 holds off a challenge
The 32-year old front-man only made the short journey across the River Trent just forty-eight hours prior to making his Magpies debut, as he looks to have put an end to his nightmare start as a Nottingham Forest player.

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."

For a comprehensive write-up of Dadi’s career, click here.