NOTTINGHAM FOREST legend Kenny Burns has urged his old club to bring back Dorus de Vries.
The former Scotland international star believes the keeper who quit for Celtic in August is the ideal solution to the Championship outfit’s No.1 problem.
Forest were hammered 5-1 by Norwich City at the weekend and had shotstopper Stephen Henderson stretchered off with an Achilles injury as the club trailed 3-0 after only 23 minutes.
He was replaced by rookie Jordan Smith and interim boss Gary Brazil may be forced to play him against Fulham at Craven Cottage in the league this evening.
But Burns said: “If I was Gary, I would try to bring Dorus de Vries back, if they can make an emergency loan signing.
“It might be a long shot, trying to get him back from Celtic, but it’s got to be worth a try.
“I still don’t think they should have let him go last summer in the first place because he was outstanding between the posts for the Reds last season.
“He was the No.1 at the City Ground, and they’ve missed him, which is why they should make a move for him in an emergency.
“He might even be up for it, he’s not playing at Celtic.”
De Vries arrived at Parkhead in a £400,000 deal to be reunited with his former Swansea gaffer Brendan Rodgers.
The Dutchman made his debut in the 4-1 Premiership win over Aberdeen at Parkhead on August 27 and kept his place for the following games against Rangers, Barcelona and Inverness Caley Thistle.
He was injured in the first-half of the 6-1 win over Kilmarnock on September 24 and Craig Gordon was reinstated as the regular keeper.
The Scotland international has been an ever-present since that game and talks are ongoing to persuade the 34-year-old, who was a £3million target for Chelsea last month, to agree a new long-term extension to his current contract.