Goalkeeper Smith to leave Forest

01 August 2010 11:21
Nottingham Forest are to allow second choice goalkeeper Paul Smith to leave the club.The 30-year-old has been back-up to Lee Camp, but it is understood he wants to leave the City Ground in a bid to earn first-team football elsewhere. [LNB]The former Charlton trainee signed for Forest for £500,000 from Southampton in 2006 and made nearly 150 appearances. [LNB]Smith played once in the league and three times in the League Cup for Forest last season. [LNB]He had initially signed a two-year contract with the club in December of last year.[LNB] Thing is Smith isn't pushing Camp for a place at all and is a total liability stillbrighter Smith made history in 2007 when he became he scored the quickest goal by a goalkeeper in world football - netting after only 23 seconds. [LNB]In a League Cup tie at The City Ground, local rivals Leicester City allowed Forest to take the kick-off and for Smith to run up and score the goal. [LNB]The show of sportsmanship came about as Forest were leading the initial tie 1-0, which was abandoned due to the collapse of Leicester's Clive Clarke. [LNB]Leicester went on to win the game 3-2.

Source: BBC_Sport