Nottingham Forest will still hold hopes of breaking into the Championship top-six and being just four points off the pace, rightly so.
But one player who is yet to make any real impact on the side is right-back Sam Byram, who moved to the City Ground on a season-long loan from West Ham back in the summer.
Just one Championship appearance and two in the League Cup was all he managed before picking up a nasty injury that his kept him out of action since the end of August.
But a fresh update given by the Nottingham Post yesterday revealed that he had recently returned to training, givning Martin O’Neill another option for the not too distant future.
So, when he is back fit and fighting, should he start ahead of Tendayi Darikwa?
“He’s a better player, pure and simple.
“Is he match fit though? Being fit and match fit are very different.
“Risky to give him an immediate start.”
“Not for me, Byram has a lot to prove.
“He’s a great young right-back who has a lot of quality, but injuries are halting his development.
“He’s got to prove to O’Neill he’s worth a place in the side.”
“I think Darikwa has been a decent stand-in at right-back.
“Under O’Neill Byram would have to prove his worth to get back in the team.
“If he was an automatic start upon his return it wouldn’t sit well with Darikwa and others in the team.”