Nottingham Forest added 14 players to their squad in the summer and the City Ground dressing room is perhaps bloated somewhat.
Chris Hughton will be learning bits about his squad on a daily basis and he’ll surely want to make some amendments in January.
If the boss is to bring anyone into the club he will probably have to lose a few in the first instance.
With that in mind, we looked at three players who could be loaned out during the January transfer window.
It perhaps wouldn’t be a popular move among supporters but it’s fair to say the youngster would benefit from first-team football.
In Sabri Lamouchi’s last game in charge against Bristol City, the England under-20 international was arguably Forest’s best player.
Since Hughton’s arrival he hasn’t played a single minute and hasn’t been on the bench in recent weeks either.
As a result, a loan spell away from the City Ground could prove beneficial, following in the footsteps of Brennan Johnson and Tyrese Fornah who are currently doing well in League One.
The 18-year-old is undoubtedly a future star but in the short-term a temporary move might be ideal.
Right now the Comoros international looks like a bizarre summer signing.
He played the full 90 minutes in Forest’s 1-0 Carabao Cup defeat to Barnsley but hasn’t been seen since.
Bachirou checked in for £600,000 from Malmo, where he made 96 appearances for the Swedish outfit.
A hamstring injury has ruined his chances of an impact at Forest and his short-term future might be bleak.
With that in mind, Hughton could choose to loan him out in January with the boss currently able to choose from a plethora of midfield talent.
The 28-year-old played twice for Zimbabwe this past week, highlighting that he is ready to feature.
Darikwa hasn’t been in a squad under Hughton just yet, with Carl Jenkinson preferred as the backup to Cyrus Christie.
The right-back has endured a torrid time in the past year, missing the whole of last season with an ACL problem.
Now fit he could desperately do with some first-team football and seemingly he won’t get that at the City Ground.
Darikwa is out of contract in the summer and there seems a genuine chance at the moment that Forest have seen the last of him.