Rumour Mill Overshadows Forest's Unbeaten Run

Billy Davies again talked about the need for new signing in January, feeling that his side's lack of a killer instinct again cost them dearly at the Reebok Stadium as the home side earned a point with a late equaliser.

After a week of strikers being linked with the Reds, however, the weekend transfer talk has been of potential departures as Reading are believed to have had a bid accepted by Hull City for Forest loanee Jack Hobbs while Arsenal are firming up their interest in young defender Jamaal Lascelles.

Davies, who played down rumours about his own future and a possible link with West Ham United, knows that his side are losing touch slightly with the top three in the Championship although the play-offs has always been seen as his main aim for the season.

Opposite number Dougie Freedman felt Bolton 'made a very good Nottingham Forest side look ragged towards the end of the game.'

"That's a great credit to our players."