Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies has told Forest Player of the togetherness he feels with his chairman after returning from a trip to Kuwait last week.Davies, along with his deputy manager, Ned Kelly, flew out to the Middle East to meet the Al Hasawi family and experience the Kuwaiti footballing culture.
And the Scot, who will be striving for a seventh successive win at home to Brighton on Saturday (kick-off 3pm), was delighted with the outcome of his visit.
He said: “It was thoroughly enjoyable and I thank Fawaz and his family for their hospitality over the three days.
“It was great to meet and talk football with so many different people, including the staff and players in the academy over there. It was also important to see the culture and experience first-hand what Fawaz is trying to do.
“Our reputation is growing rapidly in Kuwait, the interest in Forest is becoming greater and greater. There is a tremendous turn out in the academy and we have some very competent coaches working there.
“I’m delighted to have seen it all. The chairman and I have got a great relationship. We both know what we’re trying to achieve and I have great respect for him and his people. There is a lot of hard work to do, we’re not fooled – there’ll be highs, lows, bumps and bruises along the way.
“But the important thing is that we’re very much together.”
Davies’ take on the trip, along with his thoughts ahead of Saturday’s match, will be available on Forest Player tomorrow.