Fawaz Al-Hasawi states when Nottingham Forest's transfer embargo will be lifted

Nottingham Forest have been working under transfer restrictions all season.

Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi has insisted that his side’s transfer embargo will be lifted in June.

Forest have been limited in the transfer market for the whole of this season, due to the embargo they currently have placed on them.

However, Al Hasawi is convinced that the Reds have now done enough to appease the Financial Fair Play regulators, and he insists that Forest won’t be making the same mistakes again.

“I need the embargo to be lifted in the summer,” he said. “That’s what we’ve been promised.

“In June, we will be out of the embargo, hopefully. Next year, we want to work within the budget - for the right manager and players. We are going to fight to be top six next season.”

Forest’s restrictions in the transfer market made life hard for Dougie Freedman at the City Ground.

The Scottish boss was limited in his options to replace players, and he had to use the loan market wisely to find quality.

Because of the embargo, Freedman’s recent sacking looks particularly harsh - but the new manager will hope that they have more freedom in the transfer market.

Forest have plenty of work to do if they are to become promotion contenders next season, as the side are currently sat in 14th place in the Championship table.

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