Lee Camp has told Forest Player that he can contribute to The Reds’ passing game from between the sticks at The City Ground.
A noticeable trait of Sean O’Driscoll’s side has been Forest’s willingness to play the ball out from the back, and the Northern Ireland goalkeeper is more than happy to get the ball rolling.
Camp said: “I get a bit bored of just kicking a ball down the field and aiming for the corners. I like to play. It’s something I’ve improved on dramatically in the last 18 months or so and it makes a difference.
“It helps that the manager encourages it - players want the ball and that allows me to make a decision. It gives the boys at the back the option to keep it rather than shelling it forward and possibly losing possession. It’s something that modern goalkeepers need to have in their arsenal.”
The Reds take on a so-far unbeaten Charlton side on Saturday, but Forest’s number one is confident of inflicting defeat on the Championship new boys, as long as The Reds stick to the plan.
He said: “I suppose something’s got to give but they’re coming to us and we’ll look to do what we do- that being maintaining possession and trying to control the tempo of the game. If we can do that, I believe we can beat anybody in this division.
“I think that’s the way the club’s going now, it’s back to the days when people expect us to win. But just because there’s new owners and a few new signings doesn’t give us the right to start saying how great we are. We’re a good side, but we’re a work in progress and I think you need to keep expectations realistic as well as being optimistic.”
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