Chelsea's Nathaniel Chalobah joins Nottingham Forest on loan

Chalobah eager for Forest challenge

Nottingham Forest have confirmed the signing of midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah on loan from Premier League side Chelsea until 15 January.

Chalobah, 18, helped Forest's promotion rivals Watford to the Championship play-off final last season, scoring five goals in 38 games.

"Please join me in welcoming Nathaniel Chalobah to the club," tweeted Forest chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi. external-link

Forest have confirmed Chalobah can make his debut on Saturday at Doncaster.

The England Under-21 international, who signed a five-year deal with his parent club in August, could fill Forest's midfield gap left by Adlene Guedioura's move to Crystal Palace this month.