Nick Shorey joins Nottingham Forest

It is getting reported everywhere, even the club site, that Nick Shorey has joined Nottingham Forest on loan until the end of December.

The deal goes through on Thursday and he is likely to start for Forest during their home match against Doncaster on Saturday.

It hasn't really worked for Shorey at Villa and he'll probably be looking forward to some regular football, as it will be him putting himself in the shop window for a potential move away from Villa Park in January or the summer as long as Bouma returns to full fitness.

Either way, I don't think we are going to see him wearing claret and blue again and while it is maybe a little unfair on the player, I'm sure he'll be glad to be playing regular football again.

In other news; Nathan Baker and Eric Lichaj are to stay with Lincoln, on loan, until the New Year.