Nicky Hogarth put pen-to-paper on a professional contract with Nottingham Forest yesterday after leaving Rangers. He departed Ibrox during the summer, after failing to make a first-team appearance in Steven Gerrard’s team. Gers goalkeeper Andy Firth has reacted.
Forest have added the talented goalkeeper to their under-23 ranks. He made his debut yesterday, featuring for 45 minutes as a Reds XI defeated Lincoln City 2-1 at the Nigel Doughty training ground.
The 20-year-old comes with a decent reputation. Rangers have Allan McGregor and Jon McLaughlin fighting it out for the gloves. With Firth also in contention, Hogarth’s pathway was blocked.
He will now compete with Jordan Wright for a place in Andy Reid’s under-23 outfit. After arriving at the City Ground, Hogarth took to Instagram to speak of his pride in signing for Forest.
What has Firth said about Hogarth moving to Forest?
The goalkeeper was signed by Gerrard as someone he knew from his time managing the Liverpool under-23 ranks.
In two years at Ibrox, he hasn’t really been considered part of the fold. He has in fact made just one appearance during his time north of the border.
At 24 time is on his side though and right now he’s considered as a trusted third choice stopper if nothing else.
Firth has clearly worked alongside Hogarth in training on a daily basis. He will know all about the qualities he possesses and what he’ll bring to the City Ground.
Following his arrival at Forest, he has reacted to Hogarth’s Instagram message, sending him a message of congratulations after his move.