Nottingham Forest have plunged Robert Tesche's future at the City Ground into doubt after agreeing to let him move on loan to Birmingham City today.
The Reds confirmed that Tesche would be at St. Andrews until the end of the campaign earlier this afternoon and it appears to be an indication that Dougie Freedman has not been impressed by what he has seen from the German so far.
Tesche was one of Stuart Pearce's favourite players, with the central midfielder being a virtual mainstay in the team, but Freedman has immediately dropped him out of contention.
It means that Tesche's chances of extending his stay at Forest now look bleak, especially as his contract expires at the end of the season.
Pearce confirmed that Forest had an option which meant that his deal could be extended last year, but it seems unlikely that they will take it up.
Tesche has made 25 appearances for the Reds this campaign, but it seems that he has already made his last unless he can catch the eye with Birmingham.
It means that Tesche now appears to be in the strange situation where he is playing for his future at his parent club whilst representing a temporary team.
Although he is unlikely to be first choice under Freedman, the Scottish boss may feel he can offer good cover if he can prove that he can be an asset whilst out on loan.
Forest are limited with the additions they can make in the summer as they are under a transfer embargo and if Tesche can show he is capable of playing in the Championship then he may be able to make Freedman reconsider his stance.