THE Reds have signed Marcus Tudgay on loan until January 3.

The striker joins from fellow Championship side Nottingham Forest.

The 30-year-old had a stint on loan at Oakwell last term, making nine appearances and scoring three goals.

"I jumped at the chance to come back," he said. "They’re a great set of lads here.

"I always say that given the opportunity, I will score goals. If I can come here, score one or two goals and help the team then that’ll be good."

The forward began his career with Derby County before joining Sheffield Wednesday for a successful spell from 2006 - going on to score 51 goals for the Owls.