Nottingham Forest duo Stephen McLaughlin and Louis Laing both intend ask for loan moves if they are not given first-team action at the City Ground.
Forest academy graduates Stephen McLaughlin and Louis Laing have both embarked on temporary moves to League One Notts County earlier in the season and an interview with the club's website suggests they may look for another loan switch.
With the Reds' form so poor, there is a chance that they will be able to break into Stuart Pearce's line-up, but they were in agreement that should things not work out they will be requesting to move elsewhere.
“First and foremost I want to play here," McLaughin said to the club's official site.
"If it’s not going to be here I’ll go on loan and try to knock on the door again. Hopefully I’m doing the right things and we’ll see what happens in the coming weeks.”
Laing agreed, saying: “I need games at this stage of my career. If the opportunity isn’t here I want to get myself back out on loan, that’s definite. I don’t want to dry up with no games.”
At County both were given important roles in Sean Derry's team and they clearly enjoyed the experience, despite the drop in standard.
McLaughlin played 16 times during his loan spell, while Laing made 12 appearances on his, helping the side get into play-off contention in League One.