Nottingham Forest enjoyed a remarkable 2021/22 campaign, winning promotion to the Premier League through the play-offs.
The Reds will now be lining up against some of the country’s biggest teams next season.
With Steve Cooper at the helm, it’s been one hell of a ride and the future looks incredibly bright for Forest.
The Reds started the campaign with Chris Hughton in charge and as a result, some signings throughout 2021/22 weren’t Cooper’s.
He did work his magic in the January transfer window though and thankfully Forest finally hit the jackpot.
Following the season-ending, we’ve weighed up whether or not the signing made during 2021/22 were a hit or a miss.
We’ve also picked a couple where the jury remains out.
Nottingham Forest signings of 2021/22 ranked:
Ethan Horvath – Hit
The goalkeeper signed from Club Brugge but wasn’t deemed the first choice. When he was called upon, however, he did pretty well between the posts.
Philip Zinckernagel – Hit
A really useful signing on loan from Watford. The 27-year-old scored seven times for the Reds and also claimed 10 assists throughout the campaign.
Mohamed Drager – Miss
A complete waste of time. Was signed with a decent pedigree but played more for Tunisia than he did for Forest during his time on the club’s books.
Braian Ojeda – Jury Out
One to watch. The little Paraguayan is clearly viewed as one for the future so watch this space with Ojeda
Jordi Osei-Tutu – Miss
Sadly, the on-loan Arsenal man proved his cynics right to question his injury record. Spent the second half of the campaign on loan at Rotherham.
Xande Silva – Miss
Did get a few chances to shine but the £200,000 signing struggled to make an impact. Missed a couple of big chances that fortunately didn’t cost Forest.
James Garner – Hit
Brilliant. The Manchester United man grew into the campaign and firmly flexed his credentials to one day star for the Red Devils.
Max Lowe – Hit
Was restricted in terms of game time but when called upon he did prove a very useful addition indeed.
Djed Spence – Hit
Ian Wright summed him up following the FA Cup game against Arsenal. He called him ‘unbelievable’ and he’s absolutely spot on!
Rodrigo Ely – Miss
Another player who struggled to stay fit. Forest were clearly uncertain over their central defensive options and perhaps panicked with Ely. He now plays for Almeria.
Keinan Davis – Hit
An uncompromising centre forward who gave Forest a different complexion to their attack after Christmas. The Reds would love him back next season.
Steve Cook – Hit
Again, eyebrows were raised when he was added given that he’s now 31-years-old. He’s been a rock since checking in and his form during the second half of the campaign was phenomenal.
Richie Laryea – Jury Out
Due to the form of Spence, his game time has been restricted but his time is likely to come.
Sam Surridge – Hit
Scored eight goals since checking in at Forest and at £2 million he looks like an absolute steal in the Forest ranks.
Jonathan Panzo – Jury Out
Panzo was really good against Hull on the final day but since he’s only played for an hour in the senior ranks it’s hard to justify him as a hit just yet.