Nottingham Forest's official announcement.... Three things we expected

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Nottingham Forest issued an announcement last night, but the reason was relatively low key.

Nottingham Forest are a club in need of results on the pitch, and battling the odds off it.

They have been contending with a Football League imposed transfer embargo over the past two windows, which has badly affected them this summer.

Now they have vented their frustrations at the Spanish FA, who have been delaying Daniel Pinillos' paperwork, with the free agent signing still ineligible to play for the club.

The news was relatively low key compared to a few ongoing issues Forest fans may have expected to hear about when their mysteriously headlined article titled 'Club statement' was published on their official website.

Pinillos' issue needed some clarity, but here are three topics the statement could have been about instead...

Michael Frey

Forest are in the process of attempting to sign Lille forward Michael Frey.

The Nottingham Post reported yesterday an agreement to sign the Swiss forward was close, and fans are waiting anxiously to see if they can pull it off.

After a deal to sign goalkeeper Ben Hamer collapsed, the club cannot afford a repeat, and being able to secure his signing ahead of the weekend would put fans at ease. The longer it drags out then the more worries there are.

Henri Lansbury

Forest were due to hold talks with Henri Lansbury over his future yesterday.

The midfielder is subject of a bid from Championship rivals Burnley, with The Mail reporting Dougie Freedman would decide his future, regarding a £4 million offer.

A statement clarifying Forest's stance would have been welcome, especially one firmly explaining he is not for sale.

Dougie Freedman

Let's face it, chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi is not known for his patience regarding managers.

Would it be entirely shocking if he suddenly decided to fire Dougie Freedman two games into the season without a win?

Unfair, yes, but unlikely - sadly not. An article on Forest's website entitled Club statement, sounded ominous, but fortunately for Freedman his job appears secure... for now.

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