Chris Cohen had no hesitation in pledging his long-term future to Nottingham Forest, insisting: ‘Why would I want to leave?’The 25 year old today signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract, committing him to The Reds until the summer of 2016.
His existing deal was due to expire at the end of the season but the former West Ham and Yeovil man is delighted to have clarified his City Ground future.
“I’m at a great Club and there’s no reason why I would have wanted to leave,” he exclusively told Forest Player.
“The thought of letting my contract run down just didn’t interest me – I’ve been a Forest player for five years and can’t wait for the next phase of my career with the Club.
“The support I was given by everyone at the Club during my injury lay-off was superb and the ambition being shown by the new owners, the Al Hasawi family, is very exciting.
“They have big plans for the Club and I’m excited to be a part of that.
“I’m grateful for the faith and trust they have put in me by offering me a new contract and I’m looking forward to repaying them.
“I love Nottingham and can see myself living here after I’ve finished my playing career.”
Cohen recently returned to action after almost 12 months on the sidelines with a knee ligament injury and has started Forest’s last three games.
“I feel as though I’m just about back up to speed, although I found the first half against Peterborough a real struggle,” he revealed.
“The international break has come at the right time for me because it will allow me to work on one or two things but I’m really enjoying my football.”