Nottingham Forest supporters can be positive about the club's upcoming transfer window due to Dougie Freedman's track record of spotting potential.
Although the Reds are having to operate within financial constraints, Freedman has proven before that he has all the skill required to spot talent, even with a minimal budget.
Crystal Palace are still benefitting from the additions that Freedman made during his time at Selhurst Park and he actually should take some credit for their recent run of form.
Freedman brought the likes of Joel Ward, Yannick Bolasie, Glenn Murray, Mile Jedinak and Damian Delaney to Palace when he was in charge there and the quintet have become the core of the Eagles' squad now.
It shows just how good his eye for talent is and if he can have similar success at Forest then it should set them up well for the future.
The Reds need to have a shrewd operator at the helm if they are to have a productive window, given their current restrictions, and Freedman has all the credentials required.
If Forest can bring in a small injection of quality they should have a basis of a squad which can challenge for promotion and Freedman will be hoping to show his nous in the coming months.