Interim Nottingham Forest boss Paul Williams says expiring contracts will start being sorted within a fortnight

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Four first-team players are out of contract this summer.

Nottingham Forest’s season is now drifting toward its conclusion after yet another mixed campaign.

At one point it looked like the club were on a play-off surge. Then results turned and Dougie Freedman was sacked. In the end Forest ended up finishing closer to the relegation zone then they did the play-offs and it has been a trough few months at the club.

Now the planning must start for the summer. Forest are expected to come out of their transfer embargo and can bring in new players, whilst there are also questions to be asked about who the club should keep.

Forest have the likes of Kelvin Wilson, Robert Tesche and Andy Reid out of contract this summer whilst loanees Nelson Oliveira, Bojan Jokic and Gary Gardner need their futures addressed.

But speaking after the 1-1 draw with Wolves yesterday the club’s caretaker manager Paul Williams admitted to BBC Nottingham about knowing very little about the club’s future plans with those players:

“That’s being left to the people above me. I am just getting focused on getting little things in place.

“We talk about it and obviously there’s players that are coming out of contract. But nothing’s been concrete in that.

“I think you’ll find in the next couple of weeks things will be sorted out either way. If there are players the club want to renew contracts for I think they will be done in the next couple of weeks or so.”

The likelihood is that all those players whose contracts are expiring will leave. Rumours persist over Reid’s playing career whilst Tesche and Wilson have struggled for consistent form this season. Lithuanian talent Deimantas Petravicius would be fortunate to receive an extension.

As long as Forest are active on the incomings this summer – all four look expendable.

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