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Nottingham Forest had a busy transfer window, with five new players heading to the City Ground, but which ones are likely to be involved as the Reds play their biggest game of the season against Leicester?

January was a huge month for the former European Cup winners, with five players coming in as they aimed to give Steve Cooper a squad capable of competing for a playoff place at the end of the season.

Deadline day saw two signings come in, with Jonathan Panzo, an English defender joined for an undisclosed fee from French side Dijon until 2025.

Sam Surridge was also brought in for £2million from Stoke on a two and a half year deal, this strengthened a squad already bolstered by three signings earlier in the month.

Keinan Davis arrived on the first day of the window, joining on loan from Aston Villa for the rest of the season, before Steve Cook was brought in on a free from Bournemouth.

Richie Laryea joined from MLS side Toronto in a deal valued around $1million after agreeing a three and half year contract was reached.

The Canadian was apart of the International side that famously beat the US Men’s National Team earlier this month, 2-0.

But how will these signings actually impact Forest’s squad for the Leicester game this weekend, and beyond.

With such a big game coming up for Forest it is unlikely that head coach Steve Cooper will look to make wholesale changes from the side beaten by Cardiff City last time out.

Davis’ two goal tally since joining at the start of the month shows he is capable of filling the injured Lewis Grabban’s shoes.

Surridge, meanwhile, could be another option Cook looks to call upon but it is more likely he could feature from the substitutes’ bench.

Cook had made four starts before sustaining a calf injury in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at Cardiff City and it is touch-and-go whether he will be back in time for the visit of Leicester City.

That could mean that Panzo could be called upon if Cooper sticks with his trusted formation of a five-man defensive line, but if they switch to two then Panzo may be left on the bench with Tobias Figuieredo and Scott McKenna called upon instead.

Laryea has only recently been involved with Canada on international duty so is likely to feature on the bench or outside the matchday squad.