Nottingham Forest spent the summer recruiting several new players to give boss Sabri Lamouchi the very best chance of a successful season.
No fewer than 12 new players checked in at the City Ground and a large number of them have integrated nicely into the squad.
The Reds beat Brentford on Saturday to go second in the Championship and things appear to be on an upward curve for Forest.
With the second international break of the campaign now upon us, we at Seat Pitch continue with our new series which assesses the starts made by the Forest new-boys. Up next is Albert Adomah:
What’s the background?
Amid a plethora of unknown players from overseas, Forest landed the vastly experienced winger after his contract expired with Aston Villa.
The 31-year-old’s final act at Villa Park was to defeat Derby County in the Championship Play-Off Final at Wembley.
How has he looked during the first two months?
When he has played he has looked in great shape but the appearances have been all too infrequent so far.
Adomah has started five games in all competitions but has largely been used as an impact substitute by the Forest boss.
He has scored three goals and registered two assists for the Reds and when called upon he has looked to possess that little bit of quality that was perhaps lacking last season.
Adomah boasts over 380 appearances at Championship level and his know-how of winning promotion from the league good be a good asset for Forest to have during the campaign.
It is fair to say he would have liked to start more games but with the team doing so well it is hard for him to be knocking on the manager’s door anytime soon.
What does the future hold?
It seems likely that Adomah will compete with Sammy Ameobi to play on the opposite flank to Joe Lolley.
Lamouchi isn’t going to drop Forest’s star man all too often and it will likely be between the two summer freebies for the place on the other side.
Adomah might not have played as much as he would have liked so far but he will have a big part to play as the season really gets going.
Make no bones about it, Adomah will prove to be a decent acquisition for Forest during the 2019/20 campaign.
He has been there, done it and got the t-shirt when it comes to playing in the Championship and his experience in the dressing room could prove vital.
Every team that challenges for honours needs a player like Adomah and on a free, his arrival was a complete no-brainer. 7.5/1o