Nottingham Forest are looking to stay in the Premier League during 2022/23 and they could sign a few more players in January.

That might leave the club somewhat overloaded in certain areas and other members of the squad could leave.

Steve Cooper needed to sign so many in the summer. Forest won promotion with five loan players and keeping those was always unlikely.

The Reds wanted better quality. With that in mind, it’s not really any surprise they pursued 22 new recruits during the transfer window.

Forest won’t be signing that many again in January. That wouldn’t make any sense, however, one or two could be signed.

Ahead of the window, we’ve looked at three players who could leave to make way for any possible new recruits.

3 players who could leave Nottingham Forest in January

Jack Colback

This departure would hurt for certain. Colback has been a brilliant servant to Forest in three different spells at the football club.

But at 33-years-old the time could be right for the Reds to look at offloading one of their more experienced players.

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Colback was fantastic during the promotion-winning campaign. He was often deployed as a left-back and always gave his all.

The versatile performer has made 123 appearances for Forest in total but perhaps now is the time for him to go and play some regular football.

Loic Mbe Soh

Surely this one looks like a foregone conclusion. The defender badly needs game time and he doesn’t look like getting it at the City Ground right now.

At 21-years-old, he needs to play. He signed for the Reds in 2020 and has made just 11 appearances in the Garibaldi.

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It has been a tough time in England for the talented youngster and perhaps a move back to France makes sense for Mbe Soh.

Guingamp are rumoured to be very close to securing a deal to sign the player and it’s a loan move that would make perfect sense.

Sam Surridge

This one would be largely dependent on two things. Firstly, one of the current strikers will need to start scoring, or another factor could be if Forest were to sign another striker.

Surridge is another who simply needs game time though. He’s not played nearly enough this season and is being wasted on the bench.

Forest players January
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At 24-years-old, the striker has bags of time on his side and he could prove a useful player at the City Ground.

He was magnificent last season and his eight goals proved vitally important as the Reds reached the play-offs.

Surridge won’t want another six months sat on the sidelines and heading out to play football makes a lot of sense to all parties.

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