Nottingham Forest manager, Aitor Karanka - photo courtesy of JMS Photography.

A number of players have left the City Ground on loan this season, but with the end of the season soon approaching, there are a number of players that should help turn the club around in the next campaign.


Zach Clough, Nottingham Forest striker on loan at Bolton Wanderers – photo courtesy of JMS Photography

Firstly, young talent from Manchester, Zach Clough is nearing the end of his loan spell at Bolton Wanderers. The attacking midfielder with bags of flare has had a quiet spell at Bolton as of late due to injuries.

But Clough has shown glimpses of what he is capable of, with the one goal in a crucial game against Sunderland, he has been able to catch the eyes of the fans.

Theo Squires, Website and Social Media Editor for Bolton Wanderers FC said: “He scored a very important goal against Sunderland and the fans love him.”

A small player, with a low centre of gravity is just what the Forest faithful need to get them on the edge of their seats, and if he stays fit, Zach Clough will be the man to do so.

Left back, Armond Traore, on loan at Cardiff City – photo courtesy of JMS Photography

Senegalese international Armond Traore joined Cardiff from The Reds at the start of this season for a season long loan.

Playing at left back, Traore gives a big physical presence at the back with pace and power in abundance.

He has been on the side lines this season with a knee injury however, which he sustained at the start of the campaign, but Traore is expected to be back at full fitness soon.

Whether he will be taken back at the City Ground well however is another question, with Digital Sports Writer for Wales Online, Dominic Booth saying: “He isn’t hugely popular with the fans so I am not 100 per cent sure on where he will be next season.”

Only time will tell where Armond Traore will be next season but with his physicality at hand, it would be hard to say this defender wouldn’t be an asset to any back line.

Goalkeeper, Stephen Henderson on loan at Portsmouth – photo courtesy of JMS Photography

Stephen Henderson has had a slow season at Portsmouth, with only the one appearance to show, Pompey keeper, Luke McGee has been favoured over the Forest shot stopper.

However, Henderson does have a lot of experience between the sticks, after a spell at West Ham and appearances at an International level, he has shown he can perform at some of the highest levels.

The Republic of Ireland goal keeper shows dominance in the box, with physicality and strength that would help flow through the rest of the team.

Although Henderson may not be the number 1 straight away at the City Ground, he is a great keeper to have as back up, and would definitely bring stronger competition for places in the squad.

Jason Cummings, striker on loan at Rangers – photo courtesy of JMS Photography

Scottish forward, Jason Cummings has had little chances to shine at his current club of Rangers, but the striker has managed to score 4 goals in 3 games for the Glasgow side.

Before joining Forest, Cummings scored 69 times in 148 appearances for his former club Hibs.

The prolific goal scorer will be a great asset for The Reds when he returns to the City Ground next season and is expected to steal the hearts of the Nottingham Forest faithful.

With pace and energy around the box it’s hard to say that Cummings won’t be a success in the Championship, and with top goal scorer Kieran Dowell having only scored 10 goals for Nottingham Forest this season, The Reds are in desperate need for some extra goals.