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Andy’s New Deal Delight

6 January 2014

Nottingham Forest midfielder Andy Reid has expressed his delight after signing a new two-and-a-half year contract at The City Ground.

The 31 year old, who rejoined The Reds from Blackpool in 2011, has now made 273 appearances in the Garibaldi but says his motivation and desire is still as strong as the day he first arrived in 1999.

He told Forest Player: “I’m absolutely delighted to have everything sorted out. It’s really important to feel settled at a football club and to have faith shown in me.

“Nottingham Forest is a very special club for me. I moved here from Ireland when I was 14 and it was like joining another family. It is somewhere that is very close to my heart.

“When I come over Trent Bridge and see The City Ground it still gives me the butterflies, like it did when I was younger. I still love playing here and I want that to continue for a few more years.

“The supporters have always been good to me. They always back me when I go onto the pitch and I’d like to think they always see me giving 100%.”

Reid has been an integral part of the Forest side this season, scoring eight goals and taking over the captaincy in Chris Cohen’s absence, but he says his main aim is to take The Reds back to the top flight for the first time in 15 years.

He said: “I feel like my performances have been good this season so it is nice to be rewarded for them. My aim now is to play a part in getting this club back into the Premier League.

“In my opinion I’m playing the best football of my career and I’m feeling as fit as I’ve ever felt. Now my job is to keep contributing to the team and to reach the goal that we all want to get to.

“To play for this club in the Premier League has always been a dream of mine. That would be the proudest moment of my career if I could do that.”

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.

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