Nottingham Forest striker Marcus Tudgay has expressed his gratitude to manager Billy Davies after accepting his offer of a one-year contract extension at The City Ground.Davies oversaw a dramatic overturn in the team’s fortunes after retaking the reins in February, but few individuals have benefited as much from The Scot’s return as Tudgay, who also had Davies to thank for initially bringing him to the club in 2010.
The former Sheffield Wednesday forward broke his collarbone while on loan at Barnsley last season, and he told Forest Player that he had at one stage feared that his City Ground days were all but at an end.
Tudgay said: “The previous two managers basically told me my time was over at Forest. But football’s a funny game – Davies came back and on day one he said ‘you’ve had a rubbish season with injury and I want you to have another year’.
“I’m delighted and thankful for the offer. It’s now up to me to reward the gaffer for sticking by me and to show the Forest fans that I can still hold a place here.
“There are quality strikers at the club and everyone is going to want that slot come the start of the season.
“As individuals it’s all about showing what we can do - the gaffer will pick who he thinks best.”
Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.