The transfer window is now complete and Nottingham Forest have once again been busy in the market. Let’s have a look at the winners and losers at the City Ground.


We have picked out five winners at Nottingham Forest from the month that has just gone…


The central defender joined from Atletico Madrid and he was way down the pecking order under Diego Simeone.

Okay, so the 33-year-old won’t be playing for a team chasing a Champions League place but he will now get the opportunity to play regular senior football.

Chris Wood

The striker arrived on loan from Newcastle United having started just four games during the 2022/23 campaign.

He made his debut for Forest against Bournemouth and there will be more to come from the experienced talisman.

Jordan Smith

Finally, Smith will get the chance to feature on a matchday more often than he has been doing at Forest.

The Reds stopper is desperate to play some regular football and he should instantly become the number two stopper at Huddersfield where he has gone on loan.

Forest transfer window
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Jesse Lingard

The ex-Manchester United man is slowly but surely starting to show some sort of form at the City Ground.

As a result, perhaps it’s a good thing that Forest didn’t really sign a winger, with the England man capable of playing wide or through the middle.

Steve Cooper

The Forest head coach has been backed once again by Evangelos Marinakis.

Seven new players have been added – if Andre Ayew signs – and now the challenge for the boss is to get to work on the training ground with his new recruits.


The transfer window has not been great for everybody. Here is a look at those who may be disappointed with how it panned out…

Harry Toffolo

The left-back was all set to join Anderlecht on loan but Forest didn’t sign the relevant paperwork.

Now, he faces another six months on the sidelines whilst Renan Lodi continues to make the position his own.

Lewis O’Brien

O’Brien faces disaster as he waits for an appeal on a loan move to Blackburn Rovers.

The 24-year-old could be left out of the 25-man squad to further compound his misery if he can’t join Blackburn.

Alex Mighten

The winger was recalled from Sheffield Wednesday in the summer and it seems unlikely that he will feature much.

As he’s already played for Forest this season he was unable to go anywhere else on loan and now he faces frustration.

Forest transfer window
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Steve Cook

The centre-back will now be the fifth choice at the very least on the back of the arrival of Felipe.

The 31-year-old turned down three loan moves in January and he could live to regret that decision.

Dean Henderson

Keylor Navas has been signed by Forest and he will become the number one whilst Henderson is out injured.

For now, Henderson will focus on his rehabilitation but he will be anxious knowing his number one spot isn’t secure.

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