Marlon joined Forest in 2003 for £950,000 from Gillingham where his record was a none too shabby 47 goals in 116 games (including subs). This season at Forest he has found the net nine times but the change of manager to Gary Megson from Joe Kinnear, has seen him fall from grace and allow Blackwell to make a bid for his services. The striker made his international debut for Jamaica in 2003-04 and has now an impressive collection of ten caps, scoring seven times, including a debut goal against Venezuela.
"When I learnt Kevin Blackwell wanted me at Leeds I did not hesitate," said Marlon to www.leedsutd.com.
"It's a massive club and one which should be in the Premiership. When I get my chance I hope to make the most of it and get some goals"
"I would like Leeds to get into the play-offs and go up," said King, "I'd like to be a part of that if it does happen and I think there's a good chance they can make the play-offs.
"They've come from near nowhere and I think a lot of teams are looking nervously at Leeds now."
Blackwell said of Marlon, "But he has got power and pace and I think he's a great addition to the club."