Young goalkeeper Karl Darlow will be Nottingham Forest’s number
one for the foreseeable future.
Darlow was recalled from a loan spell at Walsall by boss Alex
McLeish and then handed his full league debut for the club against
Peterborough, helping McLeish gain his first win since taking over
at the City Ground.
Darlow got his chance after McLeish informed long-time number
one Lee Camp, whose contract is set to expire in the summer, that
he could leave Forest this month.
McLeish had previously stated that the 22-year-old would play
while he searched for an experienced keeper to replace Camp.
But after signing Khalid Al Rashidi this week, the Scot revealed
that Darlow and the Kuwait international will battle it out for the
number one spot.
“The only keeper coming in will be Khalid, we have successfully
secured a work permit for him,” said McLeish.
“He will be back-up to Karl Darlow until he acclimatises, then
it will be a big fight between the two guys.”