Nottingham Forest are poised to complete a deal to sign Charlton Athletic’s Stephen Henderson according to a report from the South London Press and the Nottingham Post.
While Forest have two senior goalkeepers in the shape of Dorus de Vries and Dimitar Evtimov, as well as a youth keeper Tim Erlandsson who could be set to go to the Rio Olympics this summer, new head coach Philippe Montanier is looking to sign a new senior keeper. And so they have made an approach to sign Henderson after Charlton’s relegation to League 1.
Henderson had started the season as the Addicks number one but he was soon hit by injury which allowed Nick Pope to come in and claim the spot for himself with a number of impressive performances. He then couldn’t break back into the first team and finished the season on the bench. Not playing regular football also meant he wasn’t called up to the Republic of Ireland squad for Euro 2016.
While Henderson was only a back up last season, Charlton may have wanted to keep him. They have just lost Pope who has signed for Burnley, giving him Henderson a chance to claim the number one jersey back. However, he looks set to switch to the City Ground and try to be the regular keeper for Forest.