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Committed To The Cause

3 July 2014

Nottingham Forest’s new striker Matty Fryatt is looking forward to bringing his committed approach to Trentside.

Forest confirmed the signing of the 28-year-old on a free transfer from Hull City last month and, while he is not one for setting personal targets, Fryatt has promised Reds fans one thing.

He told Forest Player: “Whether I’m starting a match or coming off the bench, I’ll always be 100% committed to Nottingham Forest Football Club.

“It’s difficult even for the top, top forwards to pinpoint how many goals they want to score in a season because it might not go that way. I’ve never gone into a season expecting ‘x’ amount of goals. It’s a daft pressure to put on yourself.

“What I will say is if you work hard and do all you can for the team, normally goals do happen.”

Fryatt, in his first interview since arriving on Trentside, freely admitted he would face a battle to hold down a first-team place given the quality within the squad.

But he revealed that, after speaking with new manager Stuart Pearce, he knew Forest was the right club for him.

Fryatt said: “What he achieved in his playing career speaks for itself. Once I spoke to him I didn’t need too much convincing and I’m glad everything went smoothly.

“I’ve worked with his assistant, Steve Wigley, at Hull and with the backing of the owners this club is geared for one direction.

“This is a huge football club which has been close to promotion before and, having looked at the nucleus of the squad and having seen a few games last season, it’s a club that’s going places and I want to be part of that.”

Click here to see the full interview on Forest Player.

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