Andy Reid is set to make a return to Nottingham Forest on a free transfer after agreeing personal terms with the npower Championship outfit.

The Ireland international began his career at the City Ground and made over 150 appearances for the club before leaving for Tottenham in January 2005.

The 28-year-old will become Steve McClaren's first signing since the former England boss took charge at Forest.

Reid spent the second half of last season at Blackpool but made just five appearances for Ian Holloway's side after arriving from Sunderland.

A statement from Forest said: "Nottingham Forest are delighted to announce they have agreed personal terms with Andy Reid.

"The Republic of Ireland international, who started his career with the Reds, will undergo a medical with a view to signing a two-year contract."