Alex McLeish challenges Darius Henderson to earn a long-term stay at Nottingham Forest
NOTTINGHAM Forest have completed the signing of Millwall striker Darius Henderson.
The 31-year-old has signed a short-term contract at the City Ground, after being allowed to move on a free transfer.
And Reds boss Alex McLeish has challenged the player to prove he deserves to stick around for longer.
"Darius will get a short term deal," said McLeish. "We want him to go and be the handful that we know he can be.
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"Then the rewards are there for him at the end.
"That is a great motivation for him. I think he is excited about coming to Forest.
"We want him to hit the ground running, to put pressure on the other strikers."
Henderson will immediately compete for a starting place when another of his former clubs, Watford, visit the City Ground on Saturday.
His deal at the New Den was set to expire in the summer and it is understood he has agreed a similar length of contract at Forest.
But McLeish has already laid down the challenge for him to add to the seven goals he has scored for Millwall this season and prove he deserves the chance to stick around for longer.