Loaned from Nottingham Forest to Waasland-Beveren for the season, Apostolos Vellios has hardly been a hit.

In fact, the striker has hardly been able to hit the ball in recent weeks, left out of the last three league squads despite being fully fit.

With four goals to his name in 16 league appearances, the Greek international hasn’t been the prolific goalscorer many at the club hoped him to be, and the managerial in November all but put an end to his run of regular football in the team.

Included in the starting eleven just once since November fourth, the 27-year-old’s time in Belgium appears to be up, but with the transfer window now closed, he’ll just have to sit and wait out the season before returning to Nottingham Forest.

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In fact, in an article published on Sport/Foot Magazine’s website, it’s stated Waasland-Beveren internally ‘admit’ that mistakes were made last summer in the recruiting process, and Vellios is one of them.

This means there’s absolutely no chance of him staying beyond this season, leaving Martin O’Neill and co. to deal with the Greek forward when he returns from his spell.

Vellios still has one year left on his contract at City Ground, meaning this upcoming summer will be the last realistic window for the club to make some of their £1m back.