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Feeling at home

28 July 2014

Nottingham Forest striker Lars Veldwijk says he is acclimatising well to the English game and is feeling settled at The City Ground.

The Dutch front man played 85 minutes in yesterday's pre-season friendly defeat at MK Dons and he told Forest Player after the game that he is enjoying his time on Trentside.

He said: "It felt good to get another 80 minutes in pre-season. English football is much different than Dutch but I feel like I'm getting used to it now.

"I should have scored with at least one of my chances. I know that my job is to score goals for Nottingham Forest and I'm working hard to do that. I was just a little bit unlucky in this game."

Forest were beaten at stadium:mk by an early strike from Ben Reeves and although Veldwijk admits the result was a disappointing one, he says morale is still high in the dressing room ahead of the final two friendlies against York City and West Bromwich Albion.

He said: "The first half was not good but second half we were much better. Now it is about making a progression towards the first game of the season.

"We wanted to win this game to give us a better feeling and more confidence before the start of the season. Although we lost, I think we can take confidence from the second-half performance.

"I'd really like to start next weekend but that is obviously up to the manager and who he decides to pick."

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player. 

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