Nottingham Forest are hoping to sign Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Joe Lumley prior to the transfer deadline.

According to TalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Alex Crook, the Reds are keen to bolster their goalkeeping ranks before the 11pm Monday cut-off.

Lumley has played twice for Rangers this season and after two games on loan for Gillingham, he was sent to Doncaster for a similar spell.

He has played 10 games in League One across the spells with two clubs but is now back at QPR.

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Lumley has played 81 times for the West London-based outfit but could now be allowed to move to Forest.

The 25-year-old has been on the bench for the last three Championship games but clearly isn’t fancied by Mark Warburton.

Brice Samba is firmly established as the club’s number one goalkeeper, with Jordan Smith in reserve.

Abdoulaye Diallo arrived in the summer but has proved rarely-seen since arriving on a free transfer.

Jordan Wright was allowed to join Alloa Athletic earlier this month and clearly Chris Hughton isn’t happy with his current goalkeeping options.

Forest will now look to beat the deadline to get the deal completed.

Is signing a goalkeeper really a necessity?

Not really, although Smith conceding five at Swansea last week might have turned Hughton’s hand.

It would be no surprise if Lumley did come in, to see one shipped out before the deadline and that would make sense.

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Last season Lumley endured some torrid form and made several costly errors.

He has been rejuvenated somewhat this season, however, albeit in the division below.

Lumley will perhaps keep Samba on his toes slightly more than Smith has for the Reds and in that sense, signing him could bode well.

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