Nottingham Forest keeper Henderson agrees Portsmouth loan

Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Charly Musonda (L) shoots past Nottingham Forest's Irish goalkeeper Stephen Henderson (R) but fails to score during the English League Cup third round football...

HITC Sport understands Nottingham Forest keeper set for loan move.

Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Charly Musonda (L) shoots past Nottingham Forest's Irish goalkeeper Stephen Henderson (R) but fails to score during the English League Cup third round football...

Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Stephen Henderson has agreed a loan move to Portsmouth, HITC Sport understands.

Forest are willing to send Henderson out on loan after sealing a loan move for Watford goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon.

Henderson has made just one appearance for Forest this season with Jordan Smith establishing himself as first-choice keeper at the City Ground.

Portsmouth Manager Kenny Jackett before a pre-season friendly match between Portsmouth and AFC Bournemouth at Fratton Park on July 22, 2017 in Portsmouth, England.

The 29-year-old has been unable to hold down a spot in the Forest side since recovering from the ruptured Achilles he suffered almost a year ago.

Henderson is keen to go and out get regular first-team football and Portsmouth are ready to offer him that opportunity.

The Irishman has had a spell at Portsmouth earlier in his career, making 25 appearances during his time at Fratton Park.

Henderson is one of several players to exit Forest on deadline day with Aitor Karanka reshaping his squad with an influx of arrivals and departures before Wednesday's transfer deadline.

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