Dougie Freedman confirms Liam Trotter deal is dead, but doesn't know why

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The Nottingham Forest manager says the midfielder's salary came under their cap.

Nottingham Forest took on Burnley yesterday evening, drawing the fixture 1-1. Forest are now five games without a win and have slipped to 15th in the Championship table.

Henri Lansbury was also sent off in the game. His red card will see him suspended for their next fixture but that looked to be covered by the impending arrival of Liam Trotter on loan from Bolton Wanderers.

But the deal for the former Millwall player is now dead.

Speaking to BBC Nottingham Sport after the game last night the Forest manager Dougie Freedman confirmed as much - stating:

"Nothing's happening it looks like that is dead that deal. A technical issue once again.

"Very similar to Ben Hamer we unfortunately cannot get a deal over the line so it is dead. Not happening."

It is yet another frustrating end to a loan pursuit which does have certain similarities to the way a deal to bring in the Leicester goalkeeper Hamer also collapsed earlier this summer.

When pressed on whether they would be pursuing other avenues Freedman was non-committal before going on to get fairly disgruntled on the subject:

"I would think we can bring somebody else in but it needs to be a little bit clearer. So before I start making phonecalls we need to make sure we can.

"Nothing to do with that (salary). His salary is under the cap."

Upon his interviewer exclaiming that he couldn't therefore see what the problem was, Freedman responded:

"Neither can I."

It would seem that their recent run-ins with transfer embargoes has yet again scuppered a domestic loan move for Forest and Freedman.

Time will tell if another option does crock up.

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