It’s a confusing move for some Forest fans to get their heads around and it could be considered Dougie Freedman’s first error of his short spell with the club.
Tesche was one of the few Forest players to emerge from the Stuart Pearce era with any credit, but for whatever reason, it seems Freedman just didn’t see a part for him in his plans at the club.
Two goals and two assists this season is a ratio that he may have been hoping would be better by this stage of the season, but he played sensible football under Pearce and just hasn’t had a chance to impress and prove he can do the same under Freedman.
He would have been a good attacking option for Forest to retain as they chase the play-offs and a good impact player to use late into the season as things get tense in the battle for good positions on the Championship table.
Tesche would also have been fresh considering he’s not played frequently under Freedman and he could have been the ideal sort of player for Forest, to take advantage of fatigue in the opposition.
Britt Assombalonga’s injury placed strain on the attacking resources at the club and Tesche would also have been a good option if Forest suffer further injury options later in the season.
Freedman explained on the Nottingham Forest website that the deal was motivated because Tesche wants to play games and it’s now down to him to put pressure on his manager when he returns to the club.
Fingers crossed for Forest that Birmingham don’t make a big play to try and sign him permanently at the end of the season.