Glenn Murray has joined Nottingham Forest until the end of the season. (image: Nottingham Forest club website)

Veteran striker Glenn Murray has joined Nottingham Forest on a permanent basis until the end of the season from Premier League Brighton and Hove Albion.

The 37-year-old has spent half of the season on loan at Championship rivals Watford, but has failed to nail down a first-team spot and has now reunited with Chris Hughton.

Speaking about his new signing on Nottingham Forest’s club website, Hughton said, “Glenn is a player I know very well and he has an excellent pedigree at this level.

“He is a proven goalscorer at Premier League and Championship level and has continued to keep himself fit so we are looking forward to what he can bring to the squad ahead of a busy run of fixtures.”

Murray previously worked with Forest boss Hughton at Brighton, scoring 111 goals across two different spells with The Seagulls, including a promotion charge in 2012-13 season, claiming the Championship golden boot.

The experienced striker has only made five appearances in the Championship for Watford this season without scoring and found life difficult in his short stay at Vicarage Road.

The striker made his farewell at the Amex Stadium last night, working on radio commentary during Brighton’s surprise 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

Forest expect to build on this signing on deadline day with AFC Wimbeldon striker Joe Pigott and QPR goalkeeper Joe Lumley also expected to join the City Ground today.

These moves could salvage an otherwise disappointing window after former Bournemouth midfielder Dan Gosling rejected the Reds in favour of a move to Watford.