Forest get new Keeper!

Nottingham Forest have swooped to sign Everton goalkeeper Iain Turner on loan until the end of the season.

The 24-year-old is set to make his debut for the struggling Championship side when they face Wolves on Saturday.

Turner joined Everton from Stirling Albion in 2003 but has made only six appearances for David Moyes' side.

He has had spells on loan with Chester City, Doncaster Rovers, Wycombe Wanderers, Crystal Palace and Sheffield Wednesday, but has not played a competitive match since May 2007.

Forest boss Billy Davies was desperate to bolster his squad after Saturday's 5-0 humbling at Burnley, which left them in the relegation zone ahead of the visit of leaders Wolves.

"It's no secret that we've been looking for a goalkeeper to provide competition," said Davies, who publicly criticised Forest keeper Paul Smith at the weekend.

"Iain Turner fits the bill perfectly. He is a keeper with good pedigree and great potential and this situation helps us and Everton."

And Turner is ready for the challenge of helping Forest climb away from relegation trouble.

He said: "I'm looking forward to it immensely - it's a great opportunity for me and I intend to grasp it with both hands (as opposed to flap at it with one like Smudger! - ed)

"Forest's position doesn't concern me. I've played in the Championship before, I know how tight a league it is and how quickly it can turn around."

Born 1984. 6 ft 4 in. Played for hometown team Stirling Albion before being transfered to Everton in January 2003. Was capped for Scotland in the U-16, U-18 and U-21 squads. Has been part of the senior set-up but not yet capped. Has had a number of loan spells. Interestingly, he seems to have saved the Owls from relegation in 2007. They didn't lose a single of the eleven games he played for them, after having lost nine on the trot. 56 games played overall, with 19 clean sheets.