Nottingham Forest signed 14 players during the summer but after changing managers again, more could be targeted during the January transfer window.

The Reds went big in the transfer market despite Sabri Lamouchi’s squad finishing in seventh place last season.

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It was anticipated that a few minor tweaks would be made but the club had other ideas and opted for an approach based on quantity.

With Chris Hughton now in charge it seems likely that he will want to add a couple of his own players once the window reopens.

Ahead of the January window, we had a look at three League One players who might be ideal additions for Nottingham Forest.

Siriki Dembele – Peterborough United

Forest do have some history when it comes to signing players from London Road.

Most notably Britt Assombalonga signed for the club for £5.5 million and proved a real hit with the club’s supporters.

George Boyd was another who Forest had on loan and then tried to sign permanently – the less said about that one the better!

Dembele is a product of the Nike Academy and is doing great things in League One this season.

He has scored five goals and four assists to his name from 10 outings this season with Peterborough top of the league.

He can play on either flank or as a striker and with pace to burn and a sweet right foot, the 24-year-old could be ideal.

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Jorge Grant – Lincoln City

One man who has actually been linked with Forest is former player Grant.

 

Since leaving the City Ground he has matured and is currently in the form of his life at the LNER Stadium.

Grant is Michael Appleton’s captain, scoring eight goals and registering six assists for the Imps.

It would certainly be an interesting signing for Forest to re-sign a player who previously failed to make the grade.

In fairness he wasn’t given a regular chance to shine and would certainly have a point to prove.

Grant has played on the flanks and through the middle this season and that versatility could prove useful.

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Ben Whiteman – Doncaster Rovers

The man who previously excelled on loan with Mansfield Town is now performing well in South Yorkshire.

Whiteman was the subject of a £1 million bid from Hull City recently and he’s also caught the eye of Sheffield United.

Whiteman has played 10 games for Rovers this season, scoring three goals and registering three assists.

If Forest do sign another midfielder, he needs to possess different qualities to what Hughton already has at his disposal.

Whiteman fits the bill of a natural in the No.8 role, playing through the lines and getting his team moving forward.

He is currently the Rovers captain and having already turned down £1 million, Forest will have to up the ante if they want to sign him.

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