Freedman has confirmed, as covered by the Nottingham Post, that the club can only bring in three players ahead of the next campaign, which leaves his options limited.
He’ll have to look at promoting younger players from the youth ranks and nursing injured players back to full health, as well as utilising the loan market effectively.
Cohen suffered a third serious knee injury last season, while Reid battled against a troublesome hamstring problem, but they are two players who could inject some much needed experience into the middle of the team.
According to transfermarkt, they both have contracts set to expire at the end of next year, which would make selling them difficult this summer because the cash couldn’t be reinvested freely into the squad by the manager.
Cohen is the sort of player who could come into the side and sit in midfield controlling the pace of the play, while Reid is a bit more versatile and could cover multiple positions across midfield.
They are also a pair who would be able to offer some protection to someone like Ben Osborn, who will be a target in the next campaign, because of how well he’s played over the past ten months.
They also both have the potential to inject some much needed passion and emotion into the team, which was missing at times last season.
The fact they’re both experienced players coming back from difficult problems should ensure they both give everything with any game time they are given, setting the example and providing an inspiration to others.
Fingers crossed they don’t suffer any further setbacks and can impress Freedman enough to get a chance when they come back into the first team picture.