Transfer window: Southampton's Danny Fox joins Forest on loan

Southampton's Danny Fox in action against then QPR striker Loic Remy in march 2013

Nottingham Forest have signed Southampton left-back Danny Fox on a loan deal until the end of the season, with a view to signing a three-year contract in the summer.

The Scotland international joined Saints from Burnley in August 2011 and has made 69 appearances for the club.

But the 27-year-old has only played three Premier League games this season.

Meanwhile, chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi says Forest are close to signing Nice defender Kevin Gomis on loan.

Al Hasawi tweeted on Wednesday that the 25-year-old centre-half has "completed a medical and will join until the end of the season".

The Reds chief said the deal was agreed with Nice and was now a formality.

Al Hasawi had last week claimed a deal was done with Hull City defender Jack Hobbs - who had been on loan at Forest.

But Hobbs has returned to the Tigers and is being chased by Reading and Wigan Athletic.