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Forest fan proud to help Pearce land Villa midfielder Gardner

Aston Villa midfielder Gary Gardner has joined Stuart Pearce's Nottingham Forest squad until the end of the season.

Gardner was most recently on loan at Brighton and Hove Albion - where he scored two goals in 11 games - and joins Chelsea full back Todd Kane at the City ground after he was signed on loan on Thursday [January 8].

22-year-old Gardner's wages will be paid by the Sky Bet Transfer Fund.

Fan Shaun Lander was selected at random from over 70,000 fans in a draw at Wembley on December 16.

Landscape gardener Shaun, who also won £5,000 for himself, said: "As a Nottingham Forest fan I'm delighted that the club has been able to add a second player to the squad using the Sky Bet Transfer Fund.

"Hopefully both Todd and Gary can make the difference for Stuart between now and the end of the season."

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