Can they push for the play-offs or not? Nottingham Forest are still well in the hunt for a place amongst the top six and it could go right until the very last game.
Who would have thought that towards the end under Aitor Karanka? How times change in the Championship!
Like most years, England’s second tier is extremely congested and there is no certain promotion candidates or sides that will definitely go down either.
It’s a fascinating watch and after Nottingham Forest endured a poor start to the season, Martin O’Neill has brought renewed hope with him since the turn of the year.
The former Forest player has done well in his managerial stint so far but he will mainly be judged as to whether he can push this side into the play-off places.
It remains a long shot so they need to look at players who could help improve their chances next season, with Burnley’s Robbie Brady certainly being someone who could do that.
Brady, (who is valued at £7.2 million on Transfermarkt) has started just six games this season largely due to the injuries he has suffered over the season.
Linked with a move to the City Ground while still a Manchester United player in 2012, now would be a great time to join.
With that in mind and his contract running until 2020, Burnley may explore other options, leaving a club like Nottingham Forest free to register their interest in the Republic of Ireland international.
Martin O’Neill will, of course, be very familiar with the wide player, having coached Robbie Brady whilst manager of the national side and that may be enough to persuade him to bring the 27-year-old to the City Ground.
His quality is undoubted and if he could get back to his fittest and consequently his best, Nottingham Forest could have yet another capable winger on their books.
Forest fans, would you be keen on a move for Brady, having worked with the boss before? Join the discussion by commenting below…