Nottingham Forest secured a morale-boosting 2-1 victory over Brentford at the City Ground on Saturday.

Boss Martin O’Neill will have been delighted with the three points that lifted the Reds into ninth in the Championship.

Several new recruits during the January transfer window led to other members of the squad departing the club on loan.

Following another busy week of football, Seat Pitch cast an eye towards the members of the squad currently on temporary moves away from the City Ground.

Virgil Gomis – Notts County

The 18-year-old striker started his first game for Forest’s city rivals.

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Gomis played 67 minutes as an attacking midfielder before being replaced by Kane Hemmings.

The Frencham showed great awareness during the game and helped Notts to a vital 2-1 win in their quest to retain their Football League status.

Jordan Smith – Mansfield Town

Smith could do nothing about Robbie Wilmott’s strike in Mansfield’s 1-0 reverse to Newport County.

The FA Cup heroes kept up the momentum and secured a vital league win, denying the Stags a chance to go top of League Two.

The 24-year-0ld Forest custodian had a solid game, making several good stops.

Jason Cummings – Luton Town

The Scottish striker featured for the Hatters for the first time during their 3-0 win over Wycombe Wanderers.

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Cummings played the last eight minutes as Luton maintained their position at the top of League One.

More frequent game time will be needed for Cummings if he is to revive his career at Kenilworth Road.

Zach Clough – Rochdale

Clough played his first game since November as Rochdale went down 1-0 to Coventry City.

The 23-year-old looked lively but having not played much football recently he was replaced by Brad Inman at half-time.

 

Like Cummings, it is imperative that Clough gets plenty of chances to play during this pivotal loan stint.

Tyler Walker and Jorge Grant – Mansfield Town

It was a rare off day for the duo during Mansfield’s defeat at Newport County.

Walker has netted 20 goals for the Stags this season but couldn’t add to his tally at Rodney Parade.

Grant had four goals in four games prior to Saturday but was also powerless to prevent defeat in Wales.