Montanier says he wants to add players to the Nottingham Forest squad

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The Frenchman has also placed an emphasis on promoting youngsters into his first team squad

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New Nottingham Forest manager Philippe Montanier has given positive updates on the transfer plans at the club, in an interview with the Forest website after his appointment.

But the Frenchman has also said that he will take some time to assess the current group of players, while also looking to utilise the young talent at the City Ground.

"I want to promote young players into the first team," Montanier told the club site. "Tomorrow, six young players will come and train with us for the first time.

"We want to bring new players to the club but I also want to assess the players we already have. That is important."

The 51-year-old will have plenty of work to do as he looks to return Forest to the top flight after what will be eighteen seasons by the end of the coming campaign.

Forest have spent the best part of a season and a half under a transfer embargo, which has seriously hampered their progression, and Montanier will surely be looking to address the gaps in the first team and squad that he perceives.

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Though the club have flirted with the promotion playoffs in two of the last five campaigns, they have finished in disappointing positions for the last two seasons, ending up in 14th and 16th.

Montanier helped Rennes edge up the table from consecutive 13th place finishes when he took over in 2013, ensuring a 9th place finish in his second season and leaving them in 8th this January.

Forest fans will be hoping he can have an even more positive influence at the City Ground.

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