Notts clinch Hughes signing

Yes, we've had this headline before, but it fell through. Sorry about that.

But it seems Lee Hughes has finally agreed to sign for Notts County this afternoon according to the Nottingham Evening Post. Hughes was captured entering Meadow Lane by TV cameras earlier and Peter Trembling confirmed that the club expected to confirm at least one signing on the day that Sven Goran-Eriksson became the club's director of football.

This has now transpired to be Hughes, as the signing of the experienced striker has been confirmed by the club. Former West Brom and Coventry City forward Hughes signs a two-year contract at Meadow Lane, just days after talks between the two parties fell through. Hughes, who has cost over £8,000,000 in transfer fees in his career, is the Magpies' second attacking signing in two days after Luke Rodgers was captured yesterday.

Manager Ian McParland told of his new man:-

"It has been a long time coming, but we're delighted Lee has signed for Notts County.

He is a goalscorer, he's experienced and he fits the bill for what we need at Meadow Lane."

Hughes could make his Magpies debut on Saturday, as Notts face local rivals Nottingham Forest in a pre-season friendly at Meadow Lane.