Crystal Palace transfer target George Boyd has elected to join Championship rivals Nottingham Forest.

The Croydon Guardian understands that Crystal Palace offered to match the transfer fee and the player's wages for the Peterborough midfielder, but the supposed die hard Palace fan has chosen to go to Forest.

Meanwhile, Palace midfielder Jason Banton has joined Plymouth Argyle on a youth loan until March 2.

Banton made his Palace debut against Stoke City in the FA Cup third round tie early this month.