Forest may have had their options restricted due to operating under a transfer embargo, but they still made a number of new signings to bolster their squad.
And Ward believes that the quality of these recruits was in evidence against Queens Park Rangers at the weekend.
Forest came from behind to win 2-1 at Loftus Road, and the experienced wide-man feels that the new recruits will increase the side's attacking threat considerably.
“We’ve added some quality players to the team and hopefully that will help us score more goals," he said to the club's official site.
“We’ve been good going forward all season but we’ve probably just not had the end product at the end of it."
Forest will need to work on their attacking play, as the loss of Michail Antonio to West Ham United was a big blow.
Antonio has contributed the bulk of Forest's goals so far this season, but their performance against QPR suggested that Dougie Freedman's side could cope without the powerful winger.
The likes of Chris O'Grady, Nelson Oliveira and Ryan Mendes have given Forest more options in forward positions, and the effectiveness on the trio at the weekend was an encouraging sign for the future.