Thought Nottingham Forest were only in the market for further firepower during the rest of the summer transfer window?

Well, you thought wrong.

Apparently, the Reds are still open to bolstering their ranks across the field.

Which sounds good.

Well, for those of us off the field.

A few of those on it should be glancing anxiously over their shoulder.

Greater competition for places is on the way.

Sabri Lamouchi has told the Nottingham Post of his recruitment plans: “Honestly we need players in every line.

“If you want to achieve our target, we need to be not just comfortable, but to have enough players to achieve what we want.

“Honestly yes, I would like to see more players come in. We need to refresh the group; to have more experience.”

Useful

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Championship experience would be a useful addition.

Sammy Ameobi and Albert Adomah have brought that with them so far.

The other fresh faces, not so much.

A steep learning curve awaits for them.

There have been early signs of encouragement, but Forest have recent history when it comes to trying to bed in foreign fancies.

It may well be that more of those are on the way.

Proven performers are to be embraced regardless of nationality and CV.

Especially if said recruits are drafted in with a sense of urgency.

Which is what Lamouchi appears to have.

Quickly

 

He has added: “Of course it is important to get the players in quickly, because we do not have time to lose.

“The players need to know exactly what you want from them.

“When the players know exactly what the manager wants, what the manager likes and does not like, it is easier for them.

“I hope to see new arrivals soon, because we are working towards that.”

Forest still have plenty of pre-season action to take in.

Three more friendlies to be precise – although a young side will be sent to Mansfield on Tuesday.

Opportunities are there to introduce new blood.

The countdown is most definitely on to a meeting with West Brom on August 3.

It could, however, be that the Reds squad looks markedly different that evening to what it does at present.

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