Forest missing out on targets
Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cotterill says he has missed out on potential transfer targets, due to the ongoing ownership problems.
The Reds struggled in the Championship last season, with Cotterill highlighting a lack of squad depth as one of the reasons why they had a poor season, though he is unable to bring in any new faces until the uncertainty surrounding the ownership of the club is solved.
With the estate of former owner Nigel Doughty continuing to discuss the sale of the club with interested parties, no new faces can be brought in and players that are out-of-contract are unable to be offered new terms.
"If I thought the squad was lacking balance before, I don't know how to describe it now," Cotterill, who has already seen Garath McCleary, Paul Anderson and George Boateng leave the club, told the Nottingham Evening Post.
"A few players who I had identified as possible signings have already been snapped up by other clubs."