McCormack joins Nottingham Forest on loan, Clough signs from Bolton

Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack has joined Nottingham Forest on a loan deal.

The Scotland international, who joined Villa for £12 million in the summer, had fallen out with boss Steve Bruce.

He will now spend the rest of the campaign with Forest, who announced the deal on their website.

McCormack scored three goals in 22 appearances for Villa but was publicly criticised by Bruce in January after failing to show for training.

Bruce said McCormack missed training and blamed the electric gates at his house, which the 30-year-old said would not open, and "couldn't jump over a fence that was four feet six inches high."

The former Leeds and Fulham striker was forced to train with the club's under-23 side until he apologised.

Forest also acquired striker Zach Clough from Bolton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee, signing the 21-year-old to a four and a half year deal.

Clough has nine goals for Bolton this year, with the Bolton academy project netting 21 times in 59 league appearances for the club.