Nottingham Forest should target free agent Paul Robinson to fill problem position

Goalkeeping Gloves

The England capped goalie is currently a free agent after leaving Blackburn Rovers.

Last night saw Nottingham Forest chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi hint online that transfer business for Forest was over. Considering the club have been under a transfer embargo they have worked wonders to bring in eight new players, so Forest fans should be pleased with that.

However, they should still be on the lookout for a goalkeeper.

At the moment Dorus De Vries is between the sticks with unproven Bulgarian youngster Dimitar Evtimov his back-up. It is clear that Dougie Freedman wanted another option, as a move to bring in Ben Hamer collapsed earlier this summer.

The loan window is open, but seeing as Forest have five loanees already – the maximum for a matchday squad – a keeper on loan would have to be fairly high profile to be worth it.

Instead the free agent market should be their hunting ground.

Pickings are slim.

Names like Steve Harper and Stuart Taylor stand out. As does former Leicester City keeper Conrad Logan.

But former England international Paul Robinson must be an option.

The former Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur and Blackburn keeper was released from Ewood Park this summer and, despite his punditry work, is keen on continuing his playing career.

Robinson, who has 41-caps for his country, is 36 in October but age with goalkeepers is so rarely a defining factor.

The fact is Robinson was once a world-class operator and would still offer Forest some great experience and quality in the keeper department.

At the right wage deal, Robinson would certainly be a shrewd acquisition for Forest.

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