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Nottingham Forest

Manager: Sabri Lamouchi

Last season: 9th   

key player 

Key player for me has to be João Carvalho (other fans may say Joe Lolley). Club record signing last season at €15m, he had a fairly inconsistent season last year which felt largely due to the fact Martin O’Neill who took over in January didn’t seem to fancy him. Feel now he has settled into English football this could be a much stronger season for him.

SIGNINGS SO FAR

Yuri Ribiero

Tiago Silva

Sammy Ameobi

Alfa Semedo

Arijanet Muric 

Albert Adomah

Currently a struggle to pick a favourite as we’ve only played a handful of preseason games and there is very little to judge the lads that have come from abroad. Arguably I’d have to say Adomah but he’d need to rekindle the form of old to have an impact.

Who TO SIGN

No specific players as such but I feel with the players who’ve gone or are expected to leave in the near future, we could still do with another CB, CDM and Striker.

EXPECTED FINISH

I expect top 10 again and would love to see us push on but we’re in a relatively unknown period here with a new manager and a fair few new signings. It’s pretty clear the club owner Evangelos Marinakis expects promotion.

EXCITING GAME

Derby. It’s a brilliant occasion for both sets of fans, firmly believe the East Midlands Derby should be a top flight fixture.

TROPHY?

It’s been a long while, so I’ll reluctantly say no!

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