Nottingham Forest will play Premier League football for the first time in 23 years next season.

The Reds defeated Huddersfield 1-0 at Wembley on Sunday to make an emotional return to the top flight.

Now, the hard work really starts. Steve Cooper and his staff will have a short break but recruitment plans cant be delayed.

Forest will want to ensure their stay in the Premier League isn’t short-lived and as a result, new players will be targeted.

There will be some players who have now slipped off the radar at Forest. Likewise, some stars who clubs had eyed poaching will be more likely to stay at the City Ground.

Following Sunday’s massive win for Forest, we looked at five deals that probably won’t happen now.

Joe Worrall to West Ham

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Forget it West Ham. There was an article yesterday that bizarrely said Forest potentially signing Connor Goldson would help the Hammers in their pursuit of Worrall.

Quite why the centre-back would want to leave Forest now that Premier League football has been obtained is a complete mystery.

Worrall epitomises what playing for the Reds should be all about and he will welcome the chance to lead the team out in the Premier League next season.

Lee Buchanan to Forest

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Dane Murphy tried desperately to land the Derby defender last summer – and even submitted a cheeky bid in January too.

Now, signing him looks very unlikely.

At 21, he’s not quite the player that Forest requires at left-back for their assault on the Premier League and he’s likely to be some way down the shortlist now.

Brennan Johnson to Everton

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This was a bizarre link that came about just two days prior to Forest taking on Huddersfield in the Play-Off Final.

Everton won’t exactly have a bounty of cash in the summer and signing players like Johnson is unlikely to be achievable.

Forest can add millions onto his valuation now they’re a Premier League club and Everton might need to prepare to look elsewhere.

Josh Laurent to Forest

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The burly midfielder was a big target for Forest last summer and he’s another player who is available for free this summer.

With all due respect to Laurent, he’s a Championship player and signing him would be far too much of a risk ahead of a Premier League campaign.

Laurent was very open in suggesting Forest were lucky to get away without giving a couple of penalties away at the weekend. His hopes of signing for the Reds likely died at the same time.

Tom Lawrence to Forest

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Surely this was never going to happen, was it? After years of ridicule from the Forest fan base, Lawrence was linked with the Reds last week.

Now, he’s surely going to be off the radar though, with just four Premier League appearances to his name during his career to date.

Lawrence will probably make a good signing for any Championship club but Forest will now hope to attract better.

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