Nottingham Forest could receive a harsh lesson regarding transfer embargo from Gary Hooper this weekend

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The striker signed for Sheffield Wednesday on loan this week.

This weekend Nottingham Forest take on Sheffield Wednesday in The Championship in a game which was once a common top-flight fixture in England. Neither have team have played at that level in a long time and both have teetered and rocked from the third tier up since leaving the Premier League.

At the moment it is clear which team looks more likely to be making a return to the Premier League. Sheffield Wednesday have made some big changes over the summer and are just four points outside the play-offs.

Over at Forest the club scraped for affordable wages under their transfer embargo and are struggling in 16th position. Only two teams, Bolton and Preston North End have scored less goals than Forest in the league this season.

This weekend they might just get a sharp reminder regarding their poor financial management in the form of Gary Hooper.

He is exactly the type of player they need, one who almost guarantees goals. But the Norwich City striker, who was tentatively linked with Forest throughout the summer, had wages well out the structure imposed on Forest - no loan deal was ever likely.

This week he joined Wednesday on loan until January and will be hoping to get off the mark this weekend against Nottingham Forest.

If Forest were not in an embargo this summer than Hooper is certainly the type of player they would have enjoyed bringing in.

Now he will be looking to put goals past Forest instead.

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