Aitor Karanka has enjoyed a reasonable start to life with Nottingham Forest, although he will be hoping things improve next season after a full pre-season.
We’ve already seen signs of how Karanka wants his Forest side to play and there is no doubt that after a full summer, Forest will be a much more competitive outfit.
Forest made good use of the January transfer window, particularly towards the end of the month, as Karanka padded his squad with the experience that had been lacking under Mark Warburton.
One player who was brought in on-loan was Jack Colback, who arrived at the City Ground on-loan from Newcastle United.
There are no guarantees that Colback, who has been good since his arrival, will sign permanently and Karanka could be on the lookout for a replacement in the summer.
Here at FLW, we take a look at Forest’s central midfield and identify FOUR players we believe could be an upgrade on Colback…