Nottingham Forest parted with a substantial outlay during the summer in a quest for promotion.

Reds boss Aitor Karanka has lofty ambitions of reaching the Premier League and renovated his squad considerably.

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His team has started to click together in recent weeks following an occasionally disjointed start to the season which bore a lot of drawn games.

With January on the horizon, the Spaniard might be preparing to roll the dice again in January as the club continue to chase the top six.

Seat Pitch looks at two players who would make great additions to Karanka’s squad next month.

Tom Heaton

The Burnley goalkeeper has fallen down the pecking order since injuring his shoulder last season.

A move could be on the cards during the January transfer window and any Championship club would surely relish the chance to secure his services.

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Heaton has played just once this season for the Clarets in a 2-1 defeat to Burton Albion in the EFL Cup, with first-team football coming at a premium.

With three England caps to his name, Heaton will be desperate to try and revive his career and a January move looks likely for the custodian.

Jarrod Bowen

Hull City are in turmoil off the pitch and Forest would be wise to try and take full advantage.

A winger with proven Championship quality would make a welcome January addition, with neither Gil Dias or Matty Cash really holding down their spot on the right.

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The 22-year-old has netted six goals this season from the right wing and he looks set for a very bright future in the game.

Bowen might not come cheap but he would surely jump at the chance to move from a relegation battle at the KCOM Stadium to a promotion chase at the City Ground.

 

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