Darlow named Forest number one

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.”