Nottingham Forest's great start to the season has unraveled in recent weeks. Stuart Pearce got off to a flying start as the club's new manager, claiming 17 points from the first seven games of the season to top the Championship table.
However, the last seven games have seen Forest collect just five points, with their last win coming in mid-September. The goals appear to have dried up in recent weeks, with a huge reliance on Britt Assombalonga and Michael Antonio in front of goal.
That has led to Pearce hitting the loan market, with Hull City winger Thomas Ince joining the club on loan until the end of December.
Ince, 22, worked with Pearce whilst playing with the England Under-21's, and having struggled to break into the Hull side since his summer move from Blackpool, he's heading to the City Ground for first team football.
The deal took a few days to complete, and it led to Pearce looking for different options when it came to signing a new winger.
According to the Leicester Mercury, Pearce chose to bring Ince to the club instead of securing a deal for Foxes winger Anthony Knockaert.
The Frenchman has been out of the first team picture since the first day of the season, and with just reserve team football under his belt, a short move across the East Midlands could have been ideal.
Yet having worked with Ince before, it's clear that Pearce wanted to bring the Hull man to the City Ground, in a deal which leaves Knockaert remaining on the sidelines at the King Power Stadium.