Nottingham Forest will be looking to find a settled side in 2019-20, allowing star men to take in as many appearances as possible while recording a hatful of goals and wins.
Sabri Lamouchi is the coach charged with the task of naming a starting XI for each passing Championship fixture.
Will he get the big calls right? Is more experimentation on the way?
How will the summer signings fare and can experienced heads deliver the desired leadership?
Over the course of the campaign, we at Seat Pitch will keep you updated on all of the numbers that matter at the City Ground in the vital statistics table below.
Nottingham Forest’s top Championship performers in 2018-19
Joe Lolley was very much the star man for Nottingham Forest in the 2018-19 campaign.
Nobody took in more appearances for the Reds last season than the man with a wand of a left foot.
He figured in some way, either from the start or off the bench, in all 46 Championship fixtures.
Costel Pantilimon was a regular between the sticks, taking in 44 outings, while Ben Osborn and Lewis Grabban took the field on 39 occasions apiece (29 starts and 10 entries as a substitute).
Joao Carvalho, despite questions of his benching in the second-half of the season, managed to grace 38 games – the same return as Jack duo Colback and Robinson.
Grabban proved to be the Reds’ top marksman, as he found the target 16 times in the second tier, with Lolley – who inherited penalty duties after Grabban starting fluffing his lines – managing 11.
Nobody else reached double figures, with Matty Cash next on the list with six, and that is something Sabri Lamouchi will want to see addressed this season.
Player of the Season Lolley also topped the creativity chart, as he recorded 11 assists.
Portuguese playmaker Carvalho managed eight, having burst out of the blocks in that department, while Osborn chipped in with five.
In the card counting stakes, loanee Colback collected 15 yellows to spend more time than he would have liked serving suspensions.
Robinson was booked 11 times, Yohan Benalouane seven and Ben Watson six.
Forest’s questionable disciplinary record also saw six red cards flashed in their direction, with no-nonsense centre-half Benalouane dismissed on two occasions.
Robinson, Tendayi Darikwa, Tobias Figueiredo and Danny Fox also took in early baths.