Nottingham Forest experienced a busy transfer deadline day. It was all go, with fans busy refreshing social media and Chris Hughton undoubtedly checking his messages constantly.
The boss has been backed with several new signings. Forest have trimmed the average age down considerably, whilst the team is now well-stocked in the majority of positions.
Some supporters believe not signing an out and out striker will come back to haunt Forest. Creating chances for the two they have is now on the agenda, at least until the January transfer window.
With transfers now off the agenda for a few months, we looked at three winners from the summer transfer window from a Forest perspective.
The striker has come under fire during his time at Forest and he’ll be desperate to prove a point. With the Reds not signing a striker, he will now get the chances in the coming months.
Taylor bagged just five goals for Forest last season. He checked in from Charlton on a free transfer and just didn’t quite cut the mustard in a red shirt.
Forest desperately need to create some chances for their strikers and Taylor could benefit from the club not adding another talisman to the ranks.
With Forest starting the season with Loic Mbe Soh and Scott McKenna as their two central defenders, the Portuguese performer might have feared for his place in the team.
With Joe Worrall starting the campaign injured and Mbe Soh hobbling off during the opening day clash with Coventry, the 27-year-old has earned a reprieve.
It would have been easy for Hughton to enter the market for a central defender but the fact he didn’t should ensure Figueiredo stays around the first team this season.
The best move for all parties of the entire transfer window. Arter hasn’t looked like he’s wanted to be at Forest from the very first minute of his debut. He’s looked lethargic, out of touch and Hughton rightly didn’t fancy him when he arrived.
The Republic of Ireland international hasn’t been training with the first team during the summer. Instead, he’s been training with the under-23 ranks or alone and offloading him is great business by the club.
Arter joined Charlton on loan and as Hot Chocolate famously said, ‘Everyone’s A Winner’ with this season-long loan deal.