Deadline Day proved to be one of the busiest in recent history for the region’s clubs as Nottingham Forest, Notts County and Mansfield Town all made signings.
Forest fans will be thrilled with their club’s deadline day as The Reds welcomed six new arrivals, including multiple senior internationals.
The day started with the double signing of Romanian international Costel Pantilimon on loan and free agent Ashkan Dejagah following his release from German side Wolfsburg.
Former Manchester City goalkeeper Pantilimon comes in from EPL side Watford with 54 games experience to his name.
Huddersfield winger Joe Lolley was next to sign on an undisclosed fee. The 25-year-old, who helped The Terriers to play-off glory last year, joins on a four-and-a-half-year deal.
The signings did not slow there, as Lee Tomlin joined in a swap deal from Cardiff, whilst midfielder Jack Colback joined the Reds on loan from Newcastle until the end of the season.
Tomlin’s deal sees Jamie Ward move in the opposite direction on loan.
The final signing of a hectic deadline day for Forest saw Algerian international Adlene Guedioura return to the club on a two-and-a-half-year deal.
This took their total acquisitions in January to seven, after they signed Tobias Figueiredo on loan from Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday.
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The Reds also saw a further five players exit, as Zach Clough, Tyler Walker and Stephen Henderson left the club on loan, while Matt Mills and Mustapha Carayol were both released.
Notts County’s deadline day was also a stride in the right direction as they brought in Brighton defender Ben Hall on loan, as well as highly-rated winger Mason Bennett on loan from Derby County.
Bennett, who made his debut for Derby aged just 15, will be at Meadow Lane until the end of the season.
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Meanwhile Mansfield Town also welcomed a pair of new deadline day signings.
Sheffield Wednesday youngster Matt Penney joined The Stags on loan until the end of the season following a successful loan spell at Bradford last season.
Prolific Peterborough United attacker Ricky Miller, who made his name scoring 72 goals in 110 games during his spell in non-league football, also joined the club on loan until the end of the season.