The Nottingham Forest winger has come under fire from some supporters for his erratic performances in the Championship.
With the club in dire straits at present, the Reds need everyone firing on all cylinders - including some of their indifferent summer signings.
Nottingham Forest failed to win against Wigan Athletic in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.
These five players haven't made life any easier for Reds fans this season.
The winger has been on the receiving end of some rather harsh criticism from Nottingham Forest supporters and Gboly Ariyibi's signing could prove decisive.
Nottingham Forest will be without Matt Mills and Hildeberto Pereira for the Championship encounter with Cardiff City.
Nottingham Forest drew 2-2 with Aston Villa on Sunday.
Carayol joined Forest this summer from Middlesbrough.
Mustapha Carayol is delighted to have signed for Nottingham Forest.
Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers go head-to-head later this week.