Nottingham Forest have enjoyed a pretty quiet summer on the transfer front. No players have yet been added to Chris Hughton’s ranks, whilst several have departed.

It looks set to be a new look Forest squad when next season comes around, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Several players will hope to make an impact next season. Some will return from loan spells and hope to win a chance.

For some players, the lack of transfer activity could be massively beneficial. Here we take a look at four players who could be handed a chance to shine in the wake of a quiet summer.

Joao Carvalho

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No player divides opinion quite like the club’s record signing.

He returns to the City Ground after a pretty unsuccessful loan spell in Spain with Almeria.

Plenty of supporters would love to see him back in the mix next season and a lack of options in the No.10 role could hand him a reprieve.

It’s perhaps a long shout but Carvalho could become a key part of Hughton’s team next season.

Carl Jenkinson

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Although he’s reportedly been told he can leave this summer, Hughton might hang fire on Jenkinson.

The former Arsenal man has struggled for a regular run of games, and hasn’t been great when he has been called upon.


Forest have Jordan Gabriel and Jayden Richardson returning from loan spells this season.

Hughton might look to go with an experienced head at right-back though, and that would bode well for Jenkinson.

Will Swan

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The young striker went to Port Vale last season and wasn’t really a regular in the team under Darrell Clarke.

He will come back with a bit of experience though and given the lack of strikers at Forest, he could now get a chance to star.

Lewis Grabban and Lyle Taylor are in their thirties and it certainly wouldn’t be a bad thing to have a bit of experience in attack.

Swan has a bright future and perhaps he can be another player to take advantage of the quiet summer.

Tyrese Fornah

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Fornah is another returning from a loan spell. He was a regular in Ryan Lowe’s team during a season-long stint at Plymouth.

The youngster will hope to feature in pre-season and a chance looks extremely likely.

Forest are desperately short of midfielders and as a result, a decent-sized door swings open for Fornah.

The ball really is in his court and if he impresses Hughton a regular shirt could become his.

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