Date:Wednesday May 9 2007
Nottingham Forest will have to rely on the persuasive powers of Colin Calderwood and David Pleat to avoid missing out on key signings.
That was the warning today from chief executive Mark Arthur, who admits Forest's involvement in the play-offs could leave them trailing their rivals when it comes to their preparations for next season.
With the Reds potentially unable to confirm which division they will be playing in next season for another three weeks, it could make it difficult for the club to persuade their top targets to come to the City Ground.
But Arthur believes that the duo of Calderwood and Pleat will still be able to land the players they want.
'It is very difficult to plan for the future,' said Arthur.
'Colin will have two lists of players, for whichever division we are in and there will be two different budgets, for whichever division we are in.
'But the real problem is that there are players who are out of contract in the summer who we would like to sign.
'We are unable to commit to them at the moment and they may not want to commit to us, if we are in a lower division.
'We will be three weeks behind everyone else and it will be up to Colin, to the scouts, to David Pleat to try to keep certain deals on the boil.'
Arthur says that Forest's fate in the play-offs will also have a bearing on the future of some of the club's current players.
'It will effect players who are at the club already. They are playing for their futures, there is no doubt about that,' he said. 'We do need to get back to the Championship and the carrot and the incentive is there for the players and the rest of us to try to do that.
'It is a lot easier to operate Nottingham Forest in the Championship than it is in League One.'
Stats: Nottingham Forest v Reading (Saturday November 28 2015)
Nottingham Forest v Reading - Teamsheets! (Saturday November 28 2015)
Forest v Reading; Vital's Match Preview (Friday November 27 2015)
Match Day Officials v Reading (Thursday November 26 2015)
Cohen & Tesche Are Back (Thursday November 26 2015)
Freedman - Lack Of A Clinical Edge Cost Us Again (Monday November 23 2015)
Video - Brentford Highlights (a) (Sunday November 22 2015)
Stats: Brentford v Forest (Saturday November 21 2015)
Brentford v Forest - Team Line Ups (Saturday November 21 2015)
Brentford v Forest: Vital Match Preview (Saturday November 21 2015)
|5.||Pope John XXIII||229|
|17. Leeds Utd||18||4||7||7||-5||19|
|19. MK Dons||18||4||4||10||-9||16|
|Video - Cardiff Highlights (a)
» Burnley : 29/11/2015 14:02:00
|Video - Birmingham Highlights (h)
» Brighton : 29/11/2015 13:59:00
|Video - Sheffield Wednesday Highlights (h)
» Blackburn : 29/11/2015 13:56:01
|Baird Just Wants To Play
» Derby County : 29/11/2015 13:00:01
|Travelling Owls Fans Info - Stoke City
» Sheff Wed : 29/11/2015 13:00:00