Nottingham Forest are actively trying to get their January business done early. Keinan Davis and Steve Cook have been added to the ranks and more could follow.

The Reds are nicely poised to challenge for a play-off place. Boss Cooper clearly feels that a few additions in key areas can help his team get over the line.

Forest have done mightily well to claw themselves off the bottom of the table under Cooper. The Reds had just four points when the incumbent arrived and he’s helped the team rediscover their confidence.

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After some good early business, the team is in line to have a different feel to it after the transfer window.

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We had a look at what changes could be made to the starting line-up amid a host of targets emerging on Forest’s radar.

The Forest rearguard

Brice Samba will remain as the club’s number one goalkeeper. Ethan Horvath is likely to remain as the backup, with Jordan Smith the third choice.

At the back, an experienced head has been added in Cook. He will slot nicely in between Joe Worrall and Scott McKenna, allowing Cooper to play his trusted 3-4-3 system.

Out wide, Djed Spence will maintain his position in the right wing-back role.

A new face could emerge on the other side. Richie Laryea is due to sign for the club from Toronto FC and the 26-year-old looks like an exciting addition.

Max Lowe will provide decent competition until the end of the campaign.

The Forest engine room

Ryan Yates has been very good under Cooper. The Forest academy graduate looks undroppable and his tenacity is vital to the Reds’ ranks.

Alongside him, James Garner is on loan from Manchester United and they’ll want him to play regular football.

Jack Colback has been in fine form though and perhaps he will get the nod given that he will still be contracted to Forest next season.

Braian Ojeda, Cafu and Tyrese Fornah are all in contention for places too.

Leading the Forest line

Lewis Grabban has scored 10 goals for the Reds this season. Keinan Davis will add some competition as a different sort of striker; although Grabban will remain the main man.

Behind him, Forest would dearly love to see Brennan Johnson stay. Premier League clubs are circling, however, and the right offer could be accepted.

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If Forest sign Jed Wallace then he will become an important player. He can play anywhere across the front three and could take the place of Philip Zinckernagel who is only on loan.

Here is how a new-look Forest team could look at the end of January:

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