Forest snap up Steele

Championship side Nottingham Forest have picked up former Bristol City goalkeeper Luke Steele on a free transfer, the East Midlands club have announced.

The 33-year-old has signed a two-year contract at the City Ground.

Steele becomes the second goalkeeper to join Forest this summer following the acquisition of Costel Pantilimon from Premier League side Watford last month.

The experienced goalkeeper was released by Bristol City in May after only one season at Ashton Gate, making 10 appearances in all competitions.

Luke Steele started his career at Peterborough United before Sir Alex Ferguson signed him for Manchester United in 2002.  However, he never made a single Premier League appearance for the Red Devils and spent time on loan at Coventry City before moving to West Bromwich Albion.

Having limited opportunities at the Baggies, Steele would join Barnsley in 2008 where he would remain with the club for six seasons as their first choice where he made a surprise move to Greek Super League side Panathinaikos.  He spent three years in Greece, making 65 league appearances before his move back to England last summer.

Nottingham Forest travel to Ashton Gate to face Bristol City on Saturday which could see Steele facing his former club on his debut.