The club would be in a much worse position had it not been for players of this character around Trentside.
Out-of-contract Greek goalkeeper Markos Vellidis is currently on trial at The City Ground.
Nottingham Forest suffered a defeat to Barnsley.
Two new faces are poised to arrive at The City Ground.
Reading, Chelsea, QPR, Aston Villa, West Ham, Southampton even Barcelona keepers have had an indifferent start to the season.