Date: 25th January 2015 at 4:20pm
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Dorus de Vries quite literally is ‘playing for his future’ at Nottingham Forest as his contract expires at the end of the season.

If the experienced ‘keeper continues to produce then Stuart Pearce has told the Nottingham Post that he could yet have a future with the club, when it might have seemed unlikely perhaps previously?

At the moment the 34-year-old is Pearce’s no.1 ahead of Karl Darlow, who will make his move to Newcastle in the summer having joined them last summer as part of the £6.5m joint deal with Jamaal Lascelles with them loaned back to us, but as he’ll be leaving the City Ground de Vries could stay – he’s certainly giving Pearce ‘something to think about.’

This extended stay will become more likely if he continues to put in the type of performances he showed against Derby, making similar saves to the one he did in that game.

Pearce said: ‘I have not had a conversation with him yet about next season or a new contract, not yet. But if he keeps delivering performances like that for me, he is only going to make his case stronger

‘It was a wonderful save from him against Derby, it was reminiscent of Peter Shilton. It really was. That tip over the bar was outstanding. He gave us an air of composure.’

We might have high hopes for both Dimi Evtimov and Tim Erlandsson in the future but we could well need some experience when Darlo, hardly a bastion of experience himself mind, does move on so de Vries may well stay….

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