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Forest Keeper Camp Linked
Wednesday, 9th Jan 2013 18:15

Town are reportedly amongst a number of clubs interested in Nottingham Forest keeper Lee Camp, who is understood to have been told he can move on from the City Ground on a free transfer during January. Reading and Hull City are also said to be eyeing the 28-year-old Northern Ireland international.

Camp, whose Forest contract was due to end in June, started his career with his hometown club Derby County, spending time on loan with Burton Albion, QPR (twice) and Norwich City while a Ram.

He moved to Loftus Road on a permanent basis in 2007 and two years later he joined Forest, initially on loan.

Having played for the England U21s five times, Camp switched allegiance to Northern Ireland, for whom he qualifies via his grandfather, and has now won nine full caps.

Town boss Mick McCarthy is likely to be looking at alternative keepers with loanee Stephen Henderson due to return to West Ham after the weekend.

Henderson has said he’d like to stay at Portman Road but Hammers boss Sam Allardyce won’t agree a further loan without a 24-hour recall clause, something McCarthy is not keen on.

West Ham are unlikely to allow the Irishman, who they signed from Portsmouth in the summer, to move on a permanent basis.

Earlier in the week, the Blues were linked with a move for Blackpool keeper Matt Gilks, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

Meanwhile, we understand that Town made an enquiry to Reading regarding striker Noel Hunt last week. However, having added three frontmen to the squad in the last few days, the Blues appear unlikely to pursue their interest.

Hunt’s brother Stephen is also understood to be on Town boss Mick McCarthy’s radar, having been signed by the Blues manager during his time at Molineux. The winger is currently out injured having undergone hip surgery in October but is due back in training towards the end of this month.

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DutchTownFan added 18:26 - Jan 9
Plenty of experience at this level!!

bahri added 18:30 - Jan 9
Things just go from worse to worse at this once proud club.

AbujaBlue added 18:35 - Jan 9
Decent, but must admit I like the sound of Matt Gilks more.

floridaboy added 18:36 - Jan 9
bilvers - please explain what you mean!

sirbenofmorlingshire added 18:37 - Jan 9
Right, so if Mick keeps on his current transfer form, if I look back on TWTD in about an hour the story should read we've signed him :-)

floridaboy added 18:41 - Jan 9
So is MM looking for a back up to Loach once Henderson goes after Saturday or is he looking at a first choice keeper with Loach as backup

Camp or Gilks. Like both of them if honest

ChrisMakin2012 added 18:41 - Jan 9

1RWR added 18:42 - Jan 9
Bilvers: or should that be 'bonkers' explain please why you are such a twonk?
Nothing but positives on here in the last few months re-transfers so why be negative?

Mark added 18:43 - Jan 9
Why don't Forest want him? He may be decent, but I'm cautious about signing players other clubs are offloading for free as that policy has failed for us quite a few times recently. He we could tempt Gilks from Blackpool that may be better, as when a club wants to hold onto a player you know he'd decent.

bigolconnor added 18:45 - Jan 9
Well if he has been linked then we wont sign him. We only sign people under the radar through Mick.

bahri added 18:46 - Jan 9
Given I'm in my fifties and I retired at 24, I haven't had to explain myself to anyone for years and don't intend to start now.

arc added 18:50 - Jan 9
He's been an ever-present for Forest this season; why on Earth would they let him go on a free? Quality keeper, I reckon.

StuartBrett8 added 18:50 - Jan 9
Forest must have a transfer kitty and Alex McLeish is clearly getting rid of players he's not keen on. Their loss is our gain :)

bluethroughnthrough added 18:53 - Jan 9
bilvers, you could start by explaining how you survived in the gene pool?

Deep_Blue added 18:54 - Jan 9
Always rated him. Sign him up I say.

Northwestblue added 18:54 - Jan 9
Presumably single then Bilvers? Qute a catch too by the sound of things!

StuartBrett8 added 18:54 - Jan 9
Unless Mick is considering getting rid of ALB? Loach as 2nd or 3rd choice?

Lightningboy added 18:57 - Jan 9
Personally i'd like to see Mick go in for DeVries of Wolves on the goalkeeping side of things.

Wickets added 18:58 - Jan 9
Yer me too like both Gilks or Camp.

jdtractor96 added 19:04 - Jan 9
Prone to making his fair share of mistakes, but aren't the majority of keepers? I'd certainly take a gamble on him! Him or Gilks would do just fine! COYB

bluemikey100 added 19:10 - Jan 9
regarding strikers 11 in the squad one more wont hurt hear hes without a club goes by the name PAUL MARINER lol

billlm added 19:14 - Jan 9
both him and gilks are very good keepers at this level id take either to boost our push next season

BossMan added 19:18 - Jan 9
get a grip bilvers. we were bottom of the league for a reason, we have conceded a huge number of goals and need to change a few things. Camp would seem a decent enough signing and certainly an improvement on Loach

Pip50 added 19:22 - Jan 9
Very quiet on the Dudley Junior front!!

paulcooperisgod added 19:23 - Jan 9
Bilvers- you must be a narwich fan no TRUE town fan would talk such crap JOG ON LOSER

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