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Life is great for Britt

7 August 2014

New signing Britt Assombalonga says his move to Nottingham Forest will give him the chance to take on an exciting challenge.

The 21-year-old yesterday signed a five-year deal at The City Ground and the former Peterborough man admits he was glad to see his future confirmed after putting pen to paper.

Assombalonga told Forest Player: "It has been a tiring few days but I'm just pleased everything has been done. I'm delighted to be here and I can't wait to get started. The facilities look really good and I just want to get playing now.

"The boys have made me feel really welcome and it is obvious the manager has faith in me. I've got confidence in myself that I can score goals at this level and I need to take that into the new season."

Assombalonga was League One's top scorer last season after netting 33 goals in 58 appearances for the London Road outfit and he says he is desperate to test himself at a higher level and hopes to feature in the curtain-raiser against Blackpool on Saturday.

He said: "Nottingham Forest seemed like the best chance for me to step up and take on a new challenge. This will be my first season in Championship football and it will be a massive test. But I'm going to try as hard as I can to get myself in the team and to enjoy my football.

"I'll bring a lot of pace to the team, I like to get in behind defenders and I love to score goals. We've got some creative players in midfield like Andy Reid and Henri Lansbury so if they can create chances then I'll hope to finish them off.

"The minute I heard there'll be a massive crowd on Saturday, it did give me a few butterflies. I know it is going to be a fantastic day with the manager's first game and I'd love to be involved at some point."

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