Nottingham Forest supporters could probably come up with numerous reasons as to why this season has been a complete and utter fail for the club, but their fortunes could change in the near future.
With new manager Mark Warburton having had time to implement his ideas into the current squad, he’ll also be considering what likely targets could be brought to the City Ground in the summer.
In the last couple of weeks several transfer dealings have been rumoured to depart or arrive, including teenage forward Ben Brereton being linked with a number of top-flight employers.
Focusing on the signings coming into Forest in the upcoming transfer window, one unlikely candidate could be £43,000-rated Coventry City midfielder Ben Stevenson.
The 20-year-old has been a bright spark in what is a dismal season for the Sky Blues, who await relegation to be confirmed in the near future despite a positive upturn in form.
Stevenson was mostly impressive prior to January before uncountable news reports suggested Championship mid-table outfit Brentford were ready to swoop for his services.
That move seemed to die down but the youngster won’t want to be lingered in the realms of League Two next campaign, and could be a particularly interesting signing for Mark Warburton and Nottingham Forest.
More of a holding midfielder, the six-foot man could be an influential replacement for ex-skipper Henri Lansbury as Forest never really got a successor for the central midfield role.
At such a young age, Ben Stevenson has plenty of years to develop and could be the player that this side has been absent of for quite some time.
His contract at the Ricoh Arena doesn’t expire until the summer of 2020, so the only downside of Nottingham Forest deciding to make a swoop for him is the price.
Would you welcome Ben Stevenson to the City Ground? What does he bring to the current set-up which is lacking? What other League One stars should the club be tracking? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!