The Reds could do with bringing in another goalkeeper and Hennessey cannot buy a game at Palace.
The transfer window may be shut but the loan window opened yesterday and one club who have utilised this area of business very well are Nottingham Forest. Their transfer embargo has seen them dive into the loan market on numerous occasions this season and the Reds currently have five players at the club on short-term deals.
Ryan Mendes is at the club from Lille, Nelson Oliveira recently arrived from Benfica, Kyle Ebecilio is being borrowed from FC Twente while Chris O’Grady and Jonathan Williams are the two domestic loanees – in from Brighton and Hove Albion and Crystal Palace respectively.
Should they bring in one more?
They have just snapped up one Welsh talent from Crystal Palace in Williams, why not another in Wayne Hennessey?
The Welsh international has been a hit on international duty with his nation recently but cannot buy a game with his club. He is currently second choice with the Eagles, sandwiched between Alex McCarthy and Julian Speroni. However, he must want regular football and with Speroni recently making his return from a broken finger, he might be bumped back down to third choice.
Forest need another keeper. As much as Dorus De Vries has to offer, Hennessy would be a better option for Forest and he should be available on a short term loan if something can be arranged with Palace.
The only problem would be the rules governing loan players in a match-day squad. Forest are only allowed five to be involved in any Championship fixtures, as per the guidelines from the FA, meaning one would need to miss out.
But if it means getting Hennessey in, then Forest should seriously consider that move.