Al-Rashidi gets work permit

  • Last Updated: January 16 2013, 17:41 GMT

Nottingham Forest have secured a work permit for Kuwait international goalkeeper Khalid Al-Rashidi.

Alex McLeish: Khalid Al-Rashidi deal
Alex McLeish: Khalid Al-Rashidi deal

A Football Association tribunal granted the 25-year-old the permit, which was attended by Forest boss Alex McLeish.

Club chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi told the club's official website: "I would like to thank the FA tribunal for reaching a positive outcome for the club and for Khalid.

"He is excited about the prospect of become the first Kuwaiti to play in English football and helping to spread the name of Nottingham Forest in Kuwait."

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