Nottingham Forest will surely dip their toe into the transfer market during January as Chris Hughton looks to avoid a relegation battle.

The Reds are languishing too close for comfort to the Championship relegation zone and will be desperate to pull clear.

Forest haven’t enjoyed a great 2020 and Hughton might have some targets in mind to help his squad.

Ahead of the window opening, we looked at three Premier League loan signings who could help Forest this January.

Conor Hourihane

The Aston Villa star has seen his game time restricted on the back of Ross Barkley’s arrival at Villa Park.

Forest were previously interested in the midfield maestro before he signed for the West Midlands-based team in 2017.

The Reds are in desperate need of a player to play in the number eight role and Hourihane could be ideal.


He has played just four times in the Premier League this season and £30,000-a-week player will surely welcome first-team football.

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Anthony Gordon

The teenager burst onto the scene at Everton last season but has found football hard to come by during 2020/21.

Gordon could head out on loan for the second half of the campaign and his right-foot would bring some balance to Forest’s forward options.

Gordon scored 16 goals in 31 appearances for Everton’s under-18 ranks and eight in 28 for the under-23s.

He has made 17 appearances for the Everton first-team, registering four assists under Carlo Ancelotti.

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Matej Vydra

The 28-year-old has been linked with a move to Forest on several occasions in the past and he perhaps wouldn’t be a bad short-term measure.

If there’s one player who knows the Championship it’s Vydra and Forest are desperate for a No.10 who scores goals.

The former Derby star has scored 65 goals during 187 appearances in the second tier and he’d surely welcome the chance to play first-team football.

Vydra will want to head into next summer’s European Championship bang in form and a move to the City Ground could suit all parties.

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