Tottenham might have scuppered Nottingham Forest’s hopes of Will Swan joining Ipswich Town on loan.
In the last few hours, Spurs recalled Troy Parrott from his loan spell with Millwall and sent him straight out to the Tractor Boys.
That now leaves Swan’s hopes of heading to Portman Road looking slim and Forest will need to seek another club to take him on loan.
The 20-year-old has played twice for the Reds this season, coming on as a substitute against Swansea City and Reading.
Forest had hoped to loan the youngster out this month and Ipswich were at the front of the queue.
With Kayden Jackson, James Norwood, Freddie Sears and Oliver Hawkins already on the books, Parrott only increases the competition.
The Tottenham talisman didn’t enjoy the best of loan spells at Millwall during the first half of the season.
He failed to find the net during 14 outings for the Lions and boss Gary Rowett wasn’t convinced enough to keep him around.
Parrott, 18, is fancied as one of the next big players to emerge from the Tottenham academy.
A move to League One could do him good and perhaps right now, it’s the best league for him to continue his development.
What next for Swan?
Well, the clock is ticking and Forest will hope to get him out on loan.
Swan has scored eight times for the under-23s this season but the next stage in his development is to go on loan.
After Forest signed Glenn Murray earlier today, the starlet’s hopes of game time have decreased somewhat.
Playing regular men’s football will do Swan the world of good and hopefully, Forest can hook the graduate up with a temporary club before tonight’s deadline.