Derby County clinched the signing of Thomas Ince on loan on transfer deadline day, yet another step in the youngster's career.
Signed by Hull City in the summer, the former Blackpool and Liverpool youngster failed to make the first team on a regular basis at Steve Bruce's side.
Ince has plenty of Championship experience, a former under-21 player of the year in the division with Blackpool, but his spell with Nottingham Forest on loan earlier this season was not so successful.
He did not make an impact for Stuart Pearce's side, and Forest did not look to pursue his loan despite only being able to sign players on such temporary arrangements due to a transfer embargo.
Delighted to have signed for @dcfcofficial, great club and a great opportunity to be part of a promotion push. Can't wait for the challenge.— Thomas Ince (@RealThomasInce) February 2, 2015
The England under-21 international expressed his delight upon signing with the club, indicating he is fully focused on helping the Rams achieve their goal of promotion.
Forest have since sacked manager Pearce and appointed Dougie Freedman, while Derby County are flying high in second in the Championship, level on points with leaders Derby.
Under the management of experienced coach Steve McLaren, who helped Jordon Ibe blossom on loan early in the season, Ince may have landed on his feet.