Nottingham Forest have sent goalkeeper Stephen Henderson on an initial seven-day emergency loan to League One side Wycombe Wanderers, report the Chairboys’ official website.
Gareth Ainsworth had previously taken Birmingham City shot-stopper David Stockdale on a similar deal but he was recalled by the Blues after just two games.
“David played a fantastic part in our two victories during his time here and both he and I were keen to keep him,” Ainsworth said.
“But unfortunately we weren’t able to do so and now we’re grateful to Forest for allowing us to bring in Stephen for the next week at least.”
Ainsworth’s side currently sit in 10th place in League One thanks to back-to-back wins against Shrewsbury Town and Accrington Stanley and are now just six points behind Charlton Athletic who occupy the final play-off spot.
Henderson has become the fourth goalkeeper to leave Forest since the end of last season with Dimitar Evtimov, Jordan Smith and Stefano Kapino leaving before him,
Aitor Karanka’s side currently sit fifth in the Championship and are just five points behind Leeds United in second place.
This seems like a decent move all round.
Wycombe bring in a much needed and reasonably experienced goalkeeper whilst Forest get another of their many fringe players some much-needed game time.
It will be interesting to see if the Reds are more charitable than Birmingham and offer the Chair Boys the chance to keep Henderson beyond the initial period.