Premier League newbies Nottingham Forest have snapped up young Millwall goalkeeper Ryan Hammond on a one-year deal.
Hammond has put pen to paper on a one-year deal at The City Ground, with the club holding a one-year extension option.
The 18-year old has just completed his two-year apprenticeship with The Lions and links up with The Reds to provide competition in the academy’s goalkeeping department.
After signing his deal, the shot-stopper told the club’s media team: “It’s an absolute pleasure to have signed for Nottingham Forest.
“The history of the club is massive and I’m looking forward to settling in, getting to work and keeping clean sheets.
“I want to settle into the Under 23s, make myself one of the first names on the teamsheet and look to push towards the first team.”
Lead Academy Goalkeeping Coach Adam Skinner added: “We are delighted to go on a journey with Ryan, and feel he is a young goalkeeper with some strong attributes that we can help him develop.
“Ryan understands that it will be hard work from the very start, but with the right mentality we feel he can develop into a good goalkeeper.
“His physical presence, along with his ability to defend the goal are strengths of his game, and we hope to build on this as we go through the season.”