Nottingham Forest fell to a 2-0 defeat at Birmingham City on Saturday leaving boss Martin O’Neill with lots to ponder ahead of this week’s game with Brentford.

The Reds were below par on a miserable afternoon in the West Midlands; with Yohan Benalouane’s red card compounding the misery.

It is clear at this stage that O’Neill hasn’t really got to grips with his squad just yet.

Although some injuries have hampered the progress, performance levels are starting to become a bit of a concern for supporters.

Forest boast a big squad and several other members are currently enjoying fruitful loan spells away from the club.

Following another busy week of football Seat Pitch cast an eye towards the members of the squad currently on temporary moves away from the City Ground.

Jorge Grant – Mansfield Town

The 24-year-old appears to be loving life at One Call Stadium.

The versatile attacker netted his fourth goal in as many matches at the weekend; whilst he also has two assists to his name too.

Grant has only played bit-part roles since emerging from the Forest academy and it remains to be seen whether his permanent future could lie elsewhere.

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Tyler Walker – Mansfield Town

The 22-year-old is proving to be one of League Two’s most feared marksmen this season.

Walker racked up goal number 20 in all competitions for the Stags by tapping home of the easier goals he will ever score.

David Flitcroft’s side look to be nailed on for promotion on current form and Walker’s form has enhanced those prospects.

Jordan Smith – Mansfield Town

The custodian showed Stags’ supporters exactly what he is all about on Saturday.

A stunning save with the scores locked at one apiece proved pivotal in their win over Macclesfield Town.

Smith occasionally showed what a solid stopper he could be at Forest and he will hope to regain his confidence at One Call Stadium.

Joe Worrall – Rangers

The Forest defender looks in fine fettle as the Scottish giants comfortably disposed of St Mirren at Ibrox.

Didn’t have a great deal to do as Rangers won with relative ease but nonetheless he has now become a mainstay in Steven Gerrard’s team.

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Gboly Ariyibi – Motherwell

The man who hasn’t kicked a ball for the Reds yet is on another loan spell, this time with Motherwell.

The speedy winger looked sharp as Motherwell won 3-0 over Livingston.

He was subbed after 73 minutes.

Jason Cummings – Luton Town

The striker appears to be in last chance saloon when it comes to English football.

Luton extended their lead at the top of League One to six points, although Cummings was an unused substitute on this occasion.

Zach Clough – Rochdale

After already experiencing a pretty underwhelming loan spell with Rochdale, it did come as a surprise to see him return to Spotland on deadline day.

Clough will have to wait to make his second debut for the Dale, however, after failing to make Keith Hill’s squad for the win over Walsall.