Youngsters out on loan

Algerian defender Bencherif has joined Lincoln City on loan for a month while German midfielder Bastians has signed a similar deal with Chesterfield.

Forest boss Colin Calderwood told the club's website: "It will be great experience for Hamza to go out and play league football for the first time."

Chesterfield manager Lee Richardson meanwhile said: "We are pleased that Felix is joining us and I have no hesitation in putting him straight into the squad."