The Frenchman is after a new goalie after Dorus De Vries' exit.
Forest are currently short in the goalkeeper department and Montanier told a press conference today, as reported by the official Nottingham Forest Twitter page, that he hopes to conclude a deal before the game:
PM: "We hope to get a new goalkeeper signed before Saturday's game but it will be close. We can announce when it has gone through." #NFFC— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) August 18, 2016
Montanier was himself a goalkeeper as a player, featuring for the likes of Caen, Toulouse and Saint-Etienne.
But at 51-years-old he joked he even had a go in training himself to see if he could do a job:
PM: "I got out on the training ground to see if I could still be a goalkeeper myself. Unfortunately 13 years out is too long!" #NFFC— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) August 18, 2016
Nottingham Forest were dealt a blow recently when last season’s Player of the Year Dorus De Vries secured a move to Scottish champions Celtic – reuniting with his former Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers.
Nottingham Forest's former keeper Dorus De Vries
Stephen Henderson is an able replacement but behind him the list is not so encouraging for the club and a new signing appears to be on the cards.
Forest have had a mixed start to life under Montanier. They won their opening game 4-3 against Burton Albion before suffering defeats to Brighton and Brentford in their most recent Championship fixtures.