Is Jack Colback playing his way into United's plans?
He is far from everyone's cup of tea, but midfielder Colback has tried for United in pre-season. He has one year left and I'd expect he will end up spending it on Tyneside rather than on loan.
Will he drift back out of the squad? I don't think he would last five minutes in the team if it came down to ability and class, but Bruce likes 'salt of the earth triers' and the pair could hit it off.
Whether he is good enough (or not) depends on the player himself.
Forest fans liked him last season - but that doesn't say much.