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Nottingham Forest's nine loan players from last season: Where are they now?

Nelson Oliveira celebrates after scoring the first goal for Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest were limited to loanees because of a transfer embargo at the City Ground.

Last season saw Nottingham Forest’s transfer embargo make signing players difficult for the club. They were however allowed to bring in loan players, so long as they met certain guidelines.

They brought in nine altogether with differing levels of success.

So what are they up to now?

Birmingham's Jon Toral and Nottingham Forest's Kyle EbecilioBirmingham's Jon Toral and Nottingham Forest's Kyle Ebecilio

Kyle Ebecilio

Undoubtedly one of the least successful of the Forest loanees. The Dutchman played five times for Forest before suffering with a serious injury problem.

His loan spell at the club was ended in January before he headed to ADO Den Haag until the end of the season.

Was diagnosed with Guillan-Barre Syndrome in the summer, a disease in which the immune system attacks the nervous system causing muscle weakness.

Has recently returned to action with FC Twente’s second team and has appeared on the bench for the first-team this month.

Burton Albion's Chris O'Grady in action with Nottingham Forest's Patjim KasamiBurton Albion's Chris O'Grady in action with Nottingham Forest's Patjim Kasami

Chris O’Grady

The striker scored just twice for the club in 21 appearances last season.

Was loaned out again by Brighton and Hove Albion this summer, joining newly promoted Burton Albion. He is so far goalless for the club after 14 appearances.

Nottingham Forest's Ryan Mendes and Wolves' Jordan GrahamNottingham Forest's Ryan Mendes and Wolves' Jordan Graham

Ryan Mendes

The Cape Verde international was an erratic but sometimes impressive option for Forest.

He returned to Lille this summer but is struggling to have an impact at the club and is rumoured to be up for grabs again in January.

Nelson Oliveira celebrates after scoring the first goal for Nottingham ForestNelson Oliveira celebrates after scoring the first goal for Nottingham Forest

Nelson Oliveira

The Portuguese forward became a fan favourite at the City Ground and was the club’s record goalscorer.

Joined Norwich City in a permanent deal this summer.

Wales' Jonathan Williams in action with Northern Ireland's Jonny EvansWales' Jonathan Williams in action with Northern Ireland's Jonny Evans

Jonny Williams

The Welshman struggled to make a big impact at Forest and ended up joining MK Dons on loan in the New Year.

After impressing at Euro 2016 he was loaned out to Ipswich Town for a fourth time by Crystal Palace.

Liam Trotter of Nottingham Forest (R) celebrates scoring their first goal with David Vaughan (L) and Daniel PinillosLiam Trotter of Nottingham Forest (R) celebrates scoring their first goal with David Vaughan (L) and Daniel Pinillos

Liam Trotter

An unpopular signing from Bolton the midfielder scored on his debut against former club Ipswich Town.

Now back with the Trotters trying to push toward promotion.

Nottingham Forest's Bojan Jokic in action with Birmingham City's Jon ToralNottingham Forest's Bojan Jokic in action with Birmingham City's Jon Toral

Bojan Jokic

The Slovenian arrived on loan from Villarreal to provide cover after the injury suffered by Daniel Pinillos.

He impressed in his time at the club but was always only at the club on a temporary basis.

Now back at Villarreal but struggling to play regular football.

Gary Gardner (C) celebrates scoring the first goal for Nottingham ForestGary Gardner (C) celebrates scoring the first goal for Nottingham Forest

Gary Gardner

A big hit during his second loan spell at the club. He is finally getting the credit he deserves at parent club Aston Villa and playing regularly under new manager Steve Bruce.

Federico Macheda of Nottingham Forest and Jason Shackell of Derby County (R) in actionFederico Macheda of Nottingham Forest and Jason Shackell of Derby County (R) in action

Federico Macheda

The Italian arrived from Cardiff City in an attempt to replace the injured Nelson Oliveira.

He failed to score in three appearances for the City Ground club. Now a free agent he is currently training with Bari in an attempt to win a contract.

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