As well as bringing in a number of players towards the end of the transfer window, Nottingham Forest also managed to clear the decks too.
The club made the decision to release seven players at the end of last season upon the expiry of their contracts, choosing not to offer a new deal to any of them.
With five loanees returning to their parent clubs, and the likes of Joao Carvalho, Brennan Johnson, Tyrese Fornah and Jordan Gabriel returning to the City Ground following loan spells away, Forest’s squad always promised to look a little different.
The likes of Harry Arter, Fouad Bachirou, Tyler Blackett and Nuno da Costa all left over the course of the window, and at the start of the summer, Nicholas Ioannou also departed.
Ioannou, who made only five appearances for Forest in his first season at the City Ground, spent the second half of the previous campaign on loan in Greece with Aris Thessaloniki.
The Cypriot made 10 appearances for Aris, but not long after returning from a spell in Greece he was sent out on loan once again, this time to Italian side Como, who were promoted to Serie B from Serie C last season.
How has Ioannou fared in the early parts of this season, then?
So far, the 25-year-old has made three appearances for Como – two of those have come in Serie B, and one has come in the Italian Cup.
Ioannou has lasted the full 90 minutes in both of his Serie B appearances, starting in his preferred left-back position, with Como drawing 2-2 and 1-1 with Crotone and Lecce respectively.
Ioannou will hope to remain injury-free and keep on playing regularly under Giacomo Gattuso, as well as impress Forest boss Chris Hughton from afar.