The 23-year-old Scot was dropped entirely from Nottingham Forest's squad in their win over league leaders Wolves.
Nottingham Forest landed Aitor Karanka as their new manager earlier this month.
The Spaniard secured his first win as Nottingham Forest boss against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.
Goals from Kieran Dowell and Ben Osborn earned Nottingham Forest a shock 2-0 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Struggling Nottingham Forest caused a shock with a 2-0 victory at Molineux on Saturday.
Kieran Dowell and Ben Osborn scored for Nottingham Forest at the Molineux Stadium.
Daniel Ayala was key to Aitor Karanka as Middlesbrough finished second in the Championship back in 2015/16 and now he wants him at Nottingham Forest.
Leeds United target Adam Forshaw was tipped for an England call 18 months ago.
Aitor Karanka wants to reunite with his former Middlesbrough star Adam Clayton at Nottingham Forest, but Championship rivals Aston Villa are keen, too.
Nottingham Forest have been linked with a move for Middlesbrough's Grant Leadbitter.