The constraints of the embargo placed on Nottingham Forest under the Financial Fair Play rules are still very much in place but the Scot has got some room for manoeuvre in terms of loan signings.
Given the restrictions he has been working under since the summer, Freedman’s transfer market dealings to date have to be given the thumbs up with Matt Mills and Daniel Pinillos (before his injury) establishing themselves as defensive mainstays.
Further forward, Nelson Oliveira and Ryan Mendes have added an attacking threat with the Portuguese striker in particular now finding his feet.
Signings that do not work out are inevitable, regardless of how much or little money a club has to spend, and Kyle Ebecillio seems to fit into that category but the termination of his loan deal together with the return of Jonny Williams to Crystal Palace will allow Forest to sign a replacement for Pinillos and another midfielder.
The Nottingham Post suggests a return to the City Ground for Aston Villa’s Gary Gardner could be on the cards.