Millwall are preparing an approach to sign Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Luke Steele on loan, according to Football Insider.
Neil Harris is keen to sign another goalkeeper before the end of the transfer window, after Frank Fielding suffered an injury on his debut against Preston North End at the weekend.
Fielding joined Millwall on a free transfer earlier this summer after he was released by Bristol City, but injured himself taking a goal-kick during the 1-0 win at The Den.
Bartosz Bialkowski – who signed on loan from Ipswich Town last month – came off the bench for Fielding during the first half on Saturday and went on to keep a clean sheet as the Lions started the new campaign with three points.
Fielding is expected to be sidelined for several weeks and Harris is keen to bring in another goalkeeper on loan before the transfer deadline on Thursday, with Steele one of his top targets.
The 34-year-old is currently out of favour at the City Ground and kept two clean sheets in seven appearances for Nottingham Forest in all competitions last season.
This could be a smart signing for Millwall. The Lions have already signed two goalkeepers this summer, but they could do with another shot-stopper to provide cover while Fielding is injured, so this is a sensible decision from Harris.
Steele is a good goalkeeper and has got plenty of experience in the Championship. He probably isn’t going to get a chance for Nottingham Forest this season though, so he could be tempted by a move away from the City Ground.
He’d be a decent signing for Millwall, although I’d expect Bialkowski to be the number one goalkeeper for the Lions while Fielding is injured, with Steele used as the back-up option.