Marcus Tudgay and Ishmael Miller both left Nottingham Forest today as the emergency loan window closed, but there were no new arrivals.

Tudgay has joined Barnsley until 3 January after a spell at Oakwell last season while Miller joins Yeovil Town until 2 January.

Tykes’ manager David Flitcroft said: “We needed a player that knows what we need. He was hitting some form the last time he was here until his injury. He’s a good sort and he’s good in the dressing room.

“He’s got intelligence out on the pitch and he’s got guile. We’ve got a workmanlike team here and adding that guile is just what we need. He’s someone that I didn’t really have to spend a lot of time explaining what we’re about.”

The 30-year-old made nine appearances for Barnsley on loan last season, scoring three goals, before breaking his collarbone. Tudgay signed a new one-year contract in July.

Miller has made seven appearances for the Reds this season and spent last season on loan at Middlesbrough, scoring six goals in 30 games.

Despite speculation that Billy Davies would bring in cover for the injured Chris Cohen, and possibly a striker, there were no further additions to the squad.

 

However, Davies hopes “one or two” players who missed the 1-1 draw with Burnley will return against Reading tomorrow — Danny Collins and Kelvin Wilson are both likely to be out for a further 6-8 weeks, while Greg Halford and Eric Lichaj will be assessed before the Friday night match.

Davies said: “Thankfully [Jack Hobbs] has had a good couple of days’ training and is fully recovered from his virus. Our other concerns are Andy Reid and David Vaughan. Reidy is another who is making steady progress, although Friday night may come too soon for him.

“There are some key names there but hopefully we’ll have one or two of them back. We will see how we can shuffle around.”

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