Would this ex-Forest midfielder have been the perfect loan addition for Pearce?

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Crystal Palace midfielder Adlene Guedioura joined Watford this week - but should Nottingham Forest have re-signed him?

5pm marked the deadline for Football League clubs to sign players on loan ahead of the busy Christmas period - but Nottingham Forest chose not to add anyone.

It's often said that you should add players whilst in good form, and whilst Forest are coming off a 3-0 win over Wolves, manager Stuart Pearce decided that he was happy with his squad until the January transfer window.

Yet some fans were left to wonder what might have been, as Watford snapped up Crystal Palace's Algerian international midfielder Adlene Guedioura until New Year's Day.

Guedioura, 29, spend just over 18 months at the City Ground as a Forest player, initially joining on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers in January 2012, and made 59 appearances for the club before signing for Crystal Palace in September 2013.

Having slipped down the pecking order at Selhurst Park, he's back in the second tier, joining Forest's rivals Watford - but should Pearce have tried to bring him back?

Forest fans have complained in recent weeks that they're lacking some bite in midfield, with David Vaughn, Robert Tesche and Henri Lansbury predominantly being ball playing midfielders.

Since the departure of Guy Moussi this summer, Forest have missed that physical presence, and that's just what Guedioura would have been able to provide.

Some fans noted on Twitter that maybe Forest should have looked a deal to bring him back to the City Ground, but that his passing was a concern.

Yet alongside someone confident in possession such as Lansbury, Guedioura would have been able to provide that aggression in the middle of the park - but Pearce clearly feels that he has enough in his current squad to succeed.

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