Stan Collymore has said on Facebook that he does not believe Nottingham Forest will finish in the playoff places in the Championship this season, adding that he is concerned about a number of factors at his former club.
The Reds enjoyed a good start to life under French manager Philippe Montanier after beating Burton Albion 4-3 on the opening day of the season, but back-to-back defeats by Brighton and Hove Albion and Brentford has brought Forest back to earth a little.
The Nottingham Post reported early this month that Olympiacos managing director John Vrentzos quit his role with the Greek giants amid speculation of a chief executive role for him at The City Ground.
That followed reports that the club's president Evangelos Marinakis was hoping to buy an 80% stake in Nottingham Forest.
Collymore spent two years with the club until 1995 and the former striker told a Q&A session on Stadium Astro's Facebook page that he is not optimistic that a playoff spot beckons for his beloved Reds.
"I'm a bit concerned with Forest. I'm a bit concerned with the Olympiacos owner getting involved. Getting in a foreign manager with no Championship credentials is always a concern. I think it'll be midtable. They can beat anybody on their day but you do need consistency."