By Matt Farr
In news that will delight miserable Nottingham Forest fans, caretaker boss Gary Brazil insists that there is money to spend in the transfer window.
Brazil took temporary charge of the club’s affairs following the dismissal of Philippe Montanier earlier this month, and has a drastic rebuilding process on his hands after a miserable start to the campaign.
Forest have won just eight of their 22 Championship games this season, and find themselves languishing just five points adrift of the relegation places.
The 54-year-old managed a victory over Bristol City during his first game in charge on Saturday, but remains focused on the job at hand.
Speaking to the press ahead of their clash with Leeds on Wednesday night, Brazil revealed that he was looking to make the most of the remaining seven days of the transfer window.
He admitted that there was money available to be spent, but insisted that he must first identify the right players.
He was quoted by the club’s official Twitter account on Tuesday saying: “There is money available if we can find the right players and we are identifying targets to bring in to the club.”
GB: There is money available if we can find the right players and we are identifying targets to bring in to the club #NFFC
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) January 24, 2017
The first point of business may be to replace former club captain Henri Lansbury, who completed his £2.75million move to Aston Villa on Friday.
Lansbury had been a central figure at the City Ground for a number of years, but the club’s ongoing issues on-and-off the field – a failed takeover bid among other things – saw him welcome Aston Villa’s interest with open arms.
In other Nottingham Forest transfer news, a host of Premier League clubs are showing an interest in Nottingham Forest midfielder Luke McCormick.