Exclusive: Forest close on Charlton keeper Henderson

Date published: Friday 22nd July 2016 2:13 - Pete O'Rourke

Nottingham Forest are closing in on the signing of Charlton Athletic goalkeeper Stephen Henderson, sources have told TEAMtalk.

New Forest boss Philippe Montanier is keen to bolster his goalkeeping options and he has identified a move for Irishman Henderson.

Forest have Dorus de Vries and Dimitar Evtimov as their two senior goalkeepers, but Montanier wants to have three goalkeepers in his squad and sees former West Ham man Henderson as a key addition to his plans.

Henderson progressed through the youth system at Aston Villa, before joining Bristol City in 2007.

He has also had spells at Portsmouth, West Ham United and Ipswich Town among others before joining Charlton in 2014.

Henderson started last season as No.1 keeper at Charlton and impressed at the Valley before injury allowed Nick Pope to claim his place in the starting XI.

Charlton are reluctant to lose Henderson having seen Pope leave for Burnley earlier this month, but with Henderson keen to remain in the Championship Forest are confident of securing a deal for the 28-year-old.

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