Portsmouth are hoping that they can land Nottingham Forest’s Stephen Henderson according to a report from journalist Alan Nixon.

Henderson is set to find himself without a very club soon. Forest have completed a deal to bring Costel Pantilimon on loan from Watford for the rest of the season and it is likely that he will be the one that competes with Jordan Smith to be the club’s number one. This means Henderson is even further down the pecking order and one of the reports that said Pantilimon was heading to the East Midlands indicated that the veteran shot stopper would be heading out in the other direction.

But luckily for Henderson he may find a new club quickly as Portsmouth are interested in signing him. The 29-year-old goalkeeper, who has been capped by the Republic of Ireland 12 times, is actually already very familiar with Portsmouth after having a year long spell with them in 2011. This spell ended though earlier than anyone wanted it to because Portsmouth’s finances were getting worse and worse and Henderson had to leave for the sake of their budget.

But now with Portsmouth being a far more stable club, it seems like an ideal time for Henderson to return. They are currently just outside the Sky Bet League One play-offs and having a new quality shot stopper would certainly help them in their bid to make it into the top six. However it could be tricky to make sure they get the deal done in time with the transfer deadline looming.


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