New Nottingham Forest boss Aitor Karanka ensured his own mark was put on the squad at The City Ground on transfer deadline day, with a number of coming and goings at the club in the final hours of the transfer window.
The likes of Jack Colback and Costel Pantilimon were added to the squad to provide a fresh injection of quality in the East Midlands, with youngster Zach Clough and Tyler Walker just some of the players to say goodbye ahead of the second half of the season.
The pair were both shipped off to Bolton Wanderers, where they will aid Phil Parkinson’s side in avoiding the drop and securing their status as a second tier outfit.
Clough previously played for the Trotters, but Walker has been drafted in as a replacement for Gary Madine, who joined Cardiff City in a big money deal, and Forest fans will hope to see their promising young forward firing whilst on loan at the Macron Stadium.
One of the best prospects on the books at the club, Walker looks set for big things, and fans took to Twitter to have their say on the club’s decision to allow the player to leave, after the teenager posted a Twitter message declaring his excitement at joining the Trotters…
Enjoy the rest of the season, Tyler; hope you get lots of game time, smash the goals in, dig in, help them stay up and come back with bags of experience. You're one of our own with masses of time on your side. Soak it all up, enjoy the journey ⚽️????????⚽️????????
— Sheldon Miller (@SheldonMiller) February 1, 2018
Good luck Tyler go smash it and hit your targets mate be good to see you firer-in on all cylinders come next season #nffc
— Ben Lowe (@BenjaminL910) February 1, 2018
— Daniel Johnston (@DannyJohnston86) February 1, 2018
Best of luck Tyler, show them how good you are, we already know!
— Andrew Hill (@Hillisandy) February 2, 2018
Good luck Tyler. Hopefully we will see you return quite soon after a very successful spell with The Trotters.
— LangdaleLad (@LangdaleLad) February 1, 2018
You're a top player , Tyler. We'll be watching your progress with interest .
I'm sure it will be great experience .
— John Minkley (@JMINKLEY1) February 1, 2018
Gutted you have left forest but good luck for the rest of the season xx
— forestbabe1983 (@beckyginever) February 1, 2018
No your not, your a Forest lad!! You bleed ????⚪️ inside you’ve got to be gutted
— Anthony Whitehead (@doubledaddy071) February 2, 2018