New recruit in the goalkeeper Camp..

It’s certainly news that a lot of the more knuckle-dragging fans around me will be pleased about; Forest have today completed the loan signing of Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper (and former Sheep) Lee Camp.  Given the nonsense that gets spouted about Smith, it should quieten down those who regularly spout vitriol in the direction of the player who has probably had a big hand (literally) in the miserly collection of points we’ve amassed this season.

That said, whilst I don’t think we need a replacement for Smith – I do think he needs credible competition for his place; and Camp certainly provides that – so I’m happy to have him on board.  If he is capable of gaining some kind of order from our back four, then perhaps the hints in the Evening Post that he will be in the sticks tomorrow night against Ipswich might be a good thing.

I still think that would be harsh on Smith though, however if we get a result then who cares at the moment!  Welcome on board, Lee – I just hope you’re not another Daryl Powell style plant from down the A52 – because imagine that, as a goalkeeper he could do much more damage than the former did as a ‘midfielder’!  I must learn to cage my over-active imagination.

The bottom line is that we had needed another keeper at least to cover for Smith in case of injury – the preference would’ve been a keeper to challenge him for the number one jersey.  I think that, on paper at least, this signing ticks both boxes.  Now we could just do with a couple of fullbacks, please, Smoulds!