Former Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Mark Crossley does not expect Ethan Horvath to be used as the second-choice stopper by the club following his summer arrival.
The club sealed a deal to sign the United States stopper in the summer, bringing him in on a free transfer.
Horvath has previously played for both Molde and Club Brugge, and he has won a total of seven caps for his country.
The 26-year-old made his debut in the EFL Cup against Bradford City, playing the 90 minutes as Forest won 2-1.
That has been their only victory of the season thus far, as they have lost to Coventry City, Bournemouth, and Blackburn Rovers in the Championship.
And Crossley insists that those at the club believe that Horvath could soon become the No.1 if he is given the chance to play regularly by manager Chris Hughton in the coming weeks and months.
Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast this week, Crossley said: “It’ll be interesting to see how he does.
“He’s definitely not being brought in as a number two. The word from the City Ground, and I still speak to people there, is that if he gets his chance, he’ll be in and he’ll take some moving.
“So it’s up to Samba to stay in the team.”