Antonio excelled when Dougie Freedman arrived as the manager replacing old boss Stuart Pearce and suggested that there was no real secret as to what the Scot did to transform the attacking performances of the team.
“The new gaffer came in and changed some little things, which helped the attacking side of our football,” said Antonio.
“I’ve managed to get a couple of goals and we almost managed to get into the play-offs but that didn’t happen and we’ve got to look forward to next season – Hopefully we’ll have more good times than bad times.”
Forest definitely have a good chance of competing in and around the top six next year and Freedman has to try and find a way to keep Antonio effective in the big games.
He finished the season with 14 goals and 12 assists, which has grabbed the attention of Premier League teams West Brom and Aston Villa according to the Birmingham Mail.
However, it will be difficult for Forest to sell any of their key players while they have no real option in terms of being able to reinvest the cash in long term replacements.
The transfer embargo hanging over the head of the club ties their hands in terms of what they are capable of and makes it difficult for them to use cash to directly improve the team.
If Freedman keeps the squad together and makes the right additions to give himself extra options in other areas, there’s no reason why the club can’t make good on Antonio’s plea and provide more good times next season than bad.