Following the completion of Rafik Djebbour’s transfer yesterday, Nottingham Forest have added two defenders on loan until the end of the season.
Left-back Danny Fox has joined from Southampton — after the Reds gave up on Rangers’ Lee Wallace — while centre-back Kevin Gomis’ move is now confirmed, subject to international clearance.
The 27-year-old was an ever-present in the Saints’ Championship promotion season in 2011-12 but has been kept out of the Premier League side by 18-year-old prodigy Luke Shaw.
Billy Davies previously tried to sign Fox from Coventry in 2009 before the Scottish international joined Celtic for £1.5m. After just six months in Glasgow, Fox joined Burnley in 2010 for £1.8 million and later signed for Southampton in 2011.
Fox began his career at Everton and played for Gateshead and Stranraer on loan before joining Walsall and then Coventry. The Winsford-born player is expected to sign a three-year deal in the summer.
Gomis arrives from Nice with a view to a permanent move in the summer. The French-Senegalese defender started his professional career with En Avant de Guingamp and joined Portuguese club Associação Naval 1º de Maio in 2009.
The 25-year-old has made nine appearances for Nice in Ligue 1 this season and has played a total of 37 games for the French side since 2011.
The transfer window closes tomorrow and there may yet more be signings with the futures of Danny Graham, Jack Hobbs and David Vaughan still unresolved.