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Philippe Montanier hopeful of signing new goalkeeper before Wigan clash

Nottingham Forest manager Philippe Montanier

The Frenchman is after a new goalie after Dorus De Vries' exit.

Nottingham Forest manager Philippe MontanierNottingham Forest manager Philippe Montanier

Nottingham Forest boss Philippe Montanier is hopeful of signing a new goalkeeper before this weekend’s fixture with Wigan Athletic at the City Ground.

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:

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:

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 Dorus De VriesNottingham 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.

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