It’s not quite panic stations just yet, but there’s certainly an element of doubt creeping into my mind.
The story that is set to dominate the majority of the January transfer window for Nottingham Forest will be Lewis Grabban and the club trying to find someone to give him some help up top, and judging by the lack of action so far, that story is going to rumble on for some time now.
According to a report in The Athletic, Nottingham Forest are ‘not close’ to signing anyone just yet, and whilst the author, Paul Taylor explains that Forest are expecting the activity to step up a notch as the deadline approaches, that doesn’t entirely fill me with confidence.
Whilst the article explains that the club are chasing a number of options, and that it requires the work of both sides to make a deal happen, every game that goes by without someone new coming through the door at the City Ground could potentially be another missed opportunity.
Take the game against Reading for example, if the club had brought in someone who could finish off one of the many opportunities that the Reds had, they might not have dropped the two points at the end that could prove vital at the end of the season.
And if that same scenario gets repeated between now and the end of the window, before the club can bring someone in, then who knows how many points dropped that could potentially be that we’ll end up missing out on?
So whilst it’s true that there needs to be some element of due diligence done on prospective targets, there also needs to be a sense of urgency attached to each of them as well.
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Otherwise, we could find ourselves playing a game of catch up at the end of the season that we just won’t be able to win.