Nottingham Forest boss Stuart Pearce has already used some of his past connections to snap up two excellent talents for his team.
The former England under-21 boss has brought in the likes of Michael Mancienne and Tom Ince from his days in that role, so should he target another.
This week Scott Sinclair made it clear that he had had enough of life at Manchester City. The £7 million signing from Swansea City has played just 190 minutes of Premier League football for City since joining the club in the summer of 2012.
“It’s been very frustrating. For the last couple of years I have kept my head and tried to do as well as I can in training, and hopefully get the chance.
“But at this moment in time it’s hard for me to get a game. But all I can do is maybe re-evaluate in January and go from there, really.
“I hear loads of speculation but at the moment nothing is concrete.”
So should Forest make a move for the player?
You might ask why bother? The club have Tom Ince and Michail Antonio to play in the wing positions, as well as Chris Burke and Jamie Patterson.
But the fact is Ince plays better in a more central role. Bringing in Sinclair, likely to play left-wing, would release Ince to play in the attacking midfield position for Forest in the absence of vice-captain Andy Reid.
An attacking foursome of Sinclair, Ince, Antonio and Britt Assombalonga would be the envy of The Championship. So perhaps Stuart Pearce should bring in another of his former under-21s to Nottingham Forest.