Ince has signed on loan from the Premier League outfit until December 28 according to the club's owner, who took to twitter to confirm the news.
I'm thrilled to say Thomas Ince has joined us on loan until 28 December. A very warm welcome. #nffc— @FAWAZ_ALHASAWI (@fawaz_alhasawi1) October 30, 2014
Ince made his name in the Championship with Blackpool and was persistently linked with moves to Premier League clubs such as Tottenham and Liverpool - a club where he came through the youth ranks. He had a short spell with Crystal Palace under Tony Pulis last season before moving to the KC Stadium.
The 22-year-old has made seven appearances for the Tigers this season, scoring one goal in a 3-2 defeat to West Bromwich Albion in the League Cup.
Forest fans will be hoping to see the kind of form that Ince showed at Blackpool. During the 2012/13 season, he scored 18 goals in the Championship for the Tangerines, which attracted the interest of Premier League clubs. That kind of form could help Forest push on towards the top end of the Championship under Stuart Pearce, with promotion to the top flight appearing to be a distinct possibility.