The Bolton Wanderers midfielder will spend a month on loan at the City Ground.
It has been a will-he won't-he affair but finally Bolton Wanderers midfielder Liam Trotter has signed for Nottingham Forest on loan - despite Forest boss Dougie Freedman twice insisting that the deal was dead.
"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."
Despite that the rumours rumbled on. It was believed that Forest had tried to resurrect the deal earlier in the week despite the comments from the Scot .
However, speaking in his official press conference yesterday the Forest boss could not have been clearer - Trotter will not be joining Nottingham Forest on loan any time soon.
As reported by BBC Nottingham the Forest boss said the deal was gone and no resurrection was likely.
Now, seemingly out of the ashes, the deal is done and Trotter will stay at Forest for a month. He is also eligible for Forest's game with Ipswich Town later today.
It is fair to say that the deal has caused mixed feelings among fans.
Here is some of the best reaction from Twitter...
Hoping the signing of Trotter means Dougie is staying for longer than today #nffc— Mark (@rippey89) October 24, 2015
Good job weeve Signed Trotter on a Saturday he's gonna have to wait 6 days to find out he's not getting paid #nffc— Joe (@jastanden) October 24, 2015
Trotter - not an inspiring signing but neither was O'Grady and he done a decent job at the start. Can't see the harm in a month loan. #nffc— James Shepherd (@Jiminy_Bob) October 24, 2015
ok was not expecting that but guess welcome trotter!!! #nffc— Jonathan hall (@Jonny_Hally) October 24, 2015
So what if Trotter couldn't get into a Bolton team at the bottom of the league!....I'm sure he'll play like Messi in the garibaldi #NFFC— Psycho was Back (@PsychoNFFC) October 24, 2015
Glad to have Trotter on board,decent strong midfielder,would have thought a striker was more urgent though!!oh no!!im being negative! #nffc— Glenn with 2 'N's (@GlennCarroll1) October 24, 2015