SAMMY Ameobi is set to sign for Nottingham Forest this morning – a month after walking out on the final 12 months of his contract with Wanderers.

The winger, who made 81 appearances for Bolton including his loan spell from Newcastle United, is expected to sign a two-year deal at the City Ground.

Forest attempted to sign Ameobi in January but had a bid rejected by Wanderers prior to the league meeting with Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

The 27-year-old cancelled the last year of his contract after going without pay for three months and told The Bolton News earlier this month that he had been frustrated by the lack of communication from Wanderers.

“I never thought it would come to this,” he said. “I don’t think any of us did. But we were not being told the truth.

“People have to protect themselves, protect their families. But it should never have got to that stage.

“Bolton are a club I owe a lot to. I had started to take football for granted. They gave me a second chance. I’ll always respect that.

“I am grateful to the club, grateful to the manager, grateful to the players who played with me, and especially the fans. It is such a shame it came to this, but I didn’t have a choice.”