Report: Nottingham Forest's Stephen Henderson could join Bristol City on loan

Aitor Karanka, Manager of Nottingham Forest looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and West Bromwich Albion at City Ground on August 7, 2018 in...

Bristol City reportedly want a goalkeeper and are targeting Nottingham Forest's Stephen Henderson.

Stephen Henderson ahead of the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Hull City and Nottingham Forest at KCOM Stadium on January 27, 2018 in Hull, England.

Bristol City are clearly keen to land a new goalkeeper before the close of the transfer window.

The Robins were in contention for a play-off place at Christmas but lost their way in the last few months of the season. They ended 2017/18 in eleventh place, with the second worst defensive record in the top half of the division.

 

Frank Fielding, who started all but three Championship fixtures, is frequently inconsistent and it seems that the goalkeeping position is one that manager Lee Johnson hopes to find a solution to.

The Express has reported that they want Rangers’ Jak Alnwick on loan, while the Sun (8 August, page 51) claims there is another shot-stopper lined up for a temporary move to Ashton Gate.

Cedric Kipre of Motherwell has his shot saved well by Jak Alnwick of Rangers during the Betfred Cup Semi Final at Hampden Park on October 22, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

It is claimed that Bristol City want to sign Nottingham Forest’s Stephen Henderson from now until the end of the season.

The 30-year-old has barely featured for Forest since joining in 2016 and is now fourth in the pecking order behind Costel Pantilimon, Jordan Smith and new recruit Luke Steele.

At Bristol City, however, Henderson will have the chance to compete for regular first-team football.

With Niki Maenpaa having already arrived from Brighton, there is only room for Alnwick or Henderson at Ashton Gate.

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...

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