Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi has moved to assure fans the club will not be selling their best players.
It has been an eventful 24 hours at the club with Forest deciding to fire under performing manager Stuart Pearce, and replacing him with former Crystal Palace and Bolton Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman.
Rumours of interest from Premier League side West Bromwich Albion in Forest's outstanding winger Michail Antonio had surfaced earlier on deadline day, covered by the Nottingham Post and referenced by the TeamTalk regional paper round-up.
Al-Hasawi took to his Twitter page to send a message to fans that nobody will be leaving the club before the transfer deadline.
We will not be selling anyone . The season is still alive and we must hold on to our key players. #nffc— @FAWAZ_ALHASAWI (@fawaz_alhasawi1) February 2, 2015
The 24-year-old summer signing from Sheffield Wednesday has been excellent this season, scoring 10 goals and providing seven assists. Selling him on the cheap, or even at any price would have been entirely the wrong message to fans about the club's direction, and Al-Hasawi's declaration is clearly good news.
He added that he wanted supporters to rally round the club ahead of their upcoming match against Brighton.