George Boyd’s revenge mission against Nottingham Forest continued on Tuesday.

Boyd, who had an unsuccessful spell on loan with the Reds nine years ago, later saw a permanent move to the City Ground collapse over an apparently “inconclusive” eye test.

The 33-year-old had scored six goals, including one from the halfway line, and set up nine by the time of Forest’s approach that season.

And Darragh MacAnthony, the chairman of his then-club, Peterborough United, later described the situation as “a disgrace”.

Boyd subsequently joined Hull City on loan, where he worked under Steve Bruce, the current Sheffield Wednesday manager.

George Boyd celebrates scoring for Hull (Photo by Richard Sellers/Getty Images)

And when Hull played Nottingham Forest little more than six weeks after his failed move, it was Boyd who scored their only goal – celebrating with cupped his hands around his eyes to simulate a pair of goggles.

There was, then, no more fitting a recipient of Boyd’s first goal of this campaign – a cleanly-struck shot from 20 yards which flew low into the far-right corner and made a mockery of the Reds’ decision all those years ago.

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