Nottingham Forest were largely disappointing during a 2-0 defeat to Bournemouth last night to ensure a second successive defeat.
The Reds were second best throughout and fell behind after just three minutes at the Vitality Stadium.
Chris Hughton will be learning plenty about his squad all the time and with a tough run of fixtures to come there is no time to dwell.
Some players are running out chances to prove their worth, however.
With that in mind, we look at three players who are in danger of losing their shirts ahead of the visit of Swansea to the City Ground on Sunday.
The Portuguese defender was largely at fault for Bournemouth’s opening goal last night with a David Brooks pass leaving him flat-footed.
It’s not the first error the 26-year-old has made lately either, with the defending showing signs of lacking confidence.
There was some talks that Figueiredo was unhappy at the City Ground during the summer and moving him on might happen in the future.
With Loic Mbe Soh waiting in the wings, it might be time for Hughton to have a reshuffle at the weekend.
Something has to give in midfield and it has to be said he isn’t the only underperforming midfielder
Colback has looked out of sorts of late and taking him out of the spotlight for a few games might be idea.
The 31-year-old didn’t play a single minute of action during 2019/20 and that is clearly telling at the moment.
As the captain it might seem unlikely that he will sit out but for the good of the team, Hughton might be wise to make the tough decision.
Forest are being bossed in the middle of the park and quite simply it’s not been good enough in the engine room.
Yates has started 34 games for Forest and of those contests the Reds have won just four times.
Of course, that might be somewhat coincidental but the 23-year-old is still learning his trade in the men’s game.
Yates must step up and quickly when it comes to the art of moving the ball quicker.
The youngster shows a lot of tenacity and for that he can’t be knocked but the Forest midfield is crying out for more quality.