By Matt Storey
Nottingham Forest have completed three new signings, with ‘keeper Stephen Henderson, midfielder Hildeberto Pereira and centre back Damien Perquis all joining the club.
Henderson and Perquis have both joined on free transfers whilst Pereira joins on a season-long loan from Benfica.
Goalkeeper Henderson makes the switch from recently relegated Charlton and has signed a three-year deal with club. He made 54 appearances during his two-year spell at The Valley and is the second ‘keeper to leave the club this week.
The 28-year old will battle for the number one spot with last season’s first choice Dorus De Vries and has said he is honoured to be signing for such a big club.
Polish international Perquis has signed a two-year deal and most recently spent time playing in the MLS for Toronto FC. The central defender was born and raised in France and has spent time playing in both Ligue 1 and La Liga, as well as playing every minute in Poland’s Euro 2012 campaign.
Perquis is the second centre-back manager Philippe Montanier has signed alongside Thomas Lam and both players will be battling hard with Matt Mills and Jack Hobbs for a starting berth.
Portuguese youngster Pereira has signed from Benfica, where he has spent the last couple of seasons playing for their ‘B’ side in the second tier of Portuguese football. The 20-year old can play as a right-sided midfielder or as a full back and has experience at youth international level.
Forest fans will get the chance to see their latest signings in action as they take on city rivals Notts County at Meadow Lane tomorrow.