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Monday, October 20, 2008

Lee Camp Joins Nottingham Forest

Updated: After the Nottingham Forest announcement, a QPR statement:
QPR Official Site - CAMP LATEST

"Goalkeeper Lee Camp is in line to join fellow-Championship side Nottingham Forest on loan later today (Monday).
Despite reports to the contrary, the deal is yet to be finalised. Should the move go through as expected, the 24-year-old will join Forest on loan until January.
Camp, who has made a total of 72 appearances for the R's during two spells with the Club, has only featured once this season, in the Carling Cup first round tie at Swindon." QPR

Nottingham Forest Official Site - EXCLUSIVE: Reds Swoop For Camp
Nottingham Forest have today signed goalkeeper Lee Camp on loan from Championship rivals Queens Park Rangers.
Camp, who was on the bench for Rangers in their 2-1 win over Forest on Saturday, is committed to The Reds until January and will provide competition for Paul Smith.
The 24 year old launched his career with Derby, making more than 80 appearances for The Rams. He also won England Under 21 recognition during his time at Pride Park.
He joined Rangers in the summer of 2007 after a successful loan spell at Loftus Road and was an ever-present in the league for the West London club last term.
He found himself relegated down the pecking order at Rangers following the arrival of Radek Cerny and has made just one appearance so far this term.
Camp will train with his new team-mates for the first time today and will go straight into the Forest squad for tomorrow's night home game with Ipswich.
He's the second player to check in at The City Ground on loan in the space of four days.
Midfielder Carl Fletcher arrived on a six-week loan from Crystal Palace on Friday and made his debut against Rangers. Nottingham Forest

- Note: Not yet announced on the QPR official Site. A few days ago, Iain Dowie was saying "I haven't put him on the transfer list. Lee trains hard every day and I've got a good relationship with him. "Obviously he's disappointed that he isn't in the team at the moment, but I expect him to crack on and keep working hard, the same as anyone else in the squad..." Ben Kosky/Kilburn Times

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Nottingham Evening Post - Forest sign keeper Camp
- NOTTINGHAM Forest are to turn to former Derby County keeper Lee Camp to stem the tide of goals they are conceding in the Championship.
- The QPR man has agreed to sign on loan until January and will be drafted straight into the side that faces Ipswich at the City Ground tomorrow - and will face his former side in just under two weeks time.
- Forest have conceded 20 goals in 11 Championship matches already this season, including 14 away from home, following their 2-1 defeat at QPR.
- And, while the club's hierarchy do not directly blame current number one Paul Smith for their defensive frailty – with manager Colin Calderwood critical of his back four for both goals on Saturday – they believe a change is needed between the posts.
- Smith built a reputation as an outstanding shot-stopper, keeping 24 clean sheets as Forest won promotion from League One last season.
- But, while he has again made some outstanding saves during the current campaign, doubts have grown about his command of the penalty area.
- And Calderwood has opted to take action by bringing in Camp, 24, to provide more solidity.
- Camp was first-choice keeper for the Rams as they won promotion to the Premiership in the 2006/07 season, although he lost his place following the first few months of their ill-fated spell in the top flight.
- Overall he made 96 appearances for the Rams after making his debut in 2002. He initially moved on loan to QPR in 2004, making 12 appearances, before a second loan spell in February 2007, making 11 starts.
- The move was made permanent in the summer of 2007, for a fee of £300,000, with Camp going on to be an ever-present for the Hoops last season, earning many plaudits for his performances as the London team made a struggling start to their campaign.
- But he has lost his place during the current campaign to Radek Cerny, the Czech international keeper and Forest – who had previously been linked with Northampton keeper Mark Bunn – have moved to offer him the chance of regular first-team football.
Nottingham Evening Post

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