Sam Hutchinson has told Forest Player that he will be erring on the side of caution in his bid to return to regular first team action.The Chelsea loanee made a welcome return as a substitute in Tuesday night’s 1-0 win over Ipswich after spending the last six months out with a knee problem separate to the one which forced him into retirement in 2010.
And after spending so long on the sidelines the promising full back could be forgiven for stating a desire to get straight back to business, but he this afternoon distanced himself from an all-guns-blazing approach.
He said: “I’m not in a rush to play. I need to look after myself and make sure I’m fit. If the gaffer wants to put me in I’ll be ready but if not I won’t moan, I’ll just get on with my work.
“It’s not about getting anybody out the side - Gonzalo Jara Reyes is a great player. But I’ve always said that I’ll happily fit in anywhere and I back my own ability.”
The 23 year old met Billy Davies for the first time last week as he returned to full-time training at The Nigel Doughty Academy.
And Hutchinson couldn’t be happier with his new boss.
He said: “I’m really buzzing with him to be honest. He’s infectious – he wants his players to be professional but also to enjoy their football.
“You can see that in the lads’ performances out on the pitch.”
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