Quick links

Nottingham Forest

Dougie Freedman confirms Nottingham Forest should be signing a new loanee by the weekend

The Championship side are set to bring in a new face despite their transfer embargo.

Nottingham Forest should not be expected to be busy in the January transfer market. The club remain under a transfer embargo from the Football League for the rest of the season so will not be able to conclude any permanent deals in the foreseeable future.

But under their agreement with the Football League certain loan deals can be pulled off. That has seen the likes of Nelson Oliveira, Ryan Mendes and Chris O'Grady all join the club this season.

In January the club will therefore be pursuing similar deals - although some of their currently borrowed crop will have to depart.

Jonathan Williams and Liam Trotter's loan deal's expire in January whilst Kyle Ebecilio has not been a hit this season and could be moved on.

In fact, Forest manager Dougie Freedman has confirmed Forest are set to sign a new player by the weekend.

He told BBC Nottingham Sport after yesterday's draw with Cardiff City:

"Hopefully by this weekend, we'll have a good replacement (for a current loanee) in."

Who that might be Forest fans will have to wait and see but a number of hypotheses will no doubt be put forward.

Forest will hope he is a top Premier League talent who can add some extra strength in depth to the current team but the player in question is unlikely to be on big wages - so expectations should reamin mooted for now.

Regardless, Forest fans will be hoping for good news on the recruitment front come Saturday.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch