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O'Driscoll Meets The Press

25 July 2012

Sean O'Driscoll met members of the local and national press at The City Ground this morning.

O'Driscoll, who was appointed manager last Friday, was reluctant to set any targets for the season and outlined his mentality going in to the job. 

"I'm a process man, not an outcome man." he said. "If you want to play well, if you want to be successful - they're the same things. You have to put the processes in place - we'll concentrate on that rather than worry about outcomes." 

He also spoke of his discussions with the club's owners, the Al Hasawi family, who appear to have made a good impression on the former Doncaster boss. 

"They've been as honest and as up front as they can be." O'Driscoll said. "You don't buy a club of this status to settle for second best. 

"They are aware of the tradition and where they think Nottingham Forest should be as a football club. But they have seen other wealthy owners come in and make mistakes - they're very conscious of not doing the same things." 

Fully aware of the club's threadbare playing squad, he also stated that 'one or two' transfers were close, although no contact has been made with Jermaine Jenas. 

One man on his radar, however, is Stoke City's Danny Collins.  "We're talking to him." admitted O'Driscoll.

"He's got a good reputation in the game. I think he's talking to one or two other clubs as well. We're just throwing our hat in the ring. 

"We're talking to a lot of players; this is an attractive club for people to come to."

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