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Halford Happy In The Middle

17 July 2014

Greg Halford was pleased with the opportunity to play in midfield in yesterday’s 3-2 victory over Porto B.

The 29-year-old played the full 90 minutes in the centre of the park, a position he had been keen to test himself in for some time.  

And he told Forest Player that he would take a lot from the experience.  

Halford said: “It was nice to get a central midfield role for the first time in a few years. I found it tough - I was a bit lost sometimes - but hopefully I’ll get another opportunity and I can keep on working. I’ve learned a lot today.

“It was a tough 90 minutes in the scorching heat. There wasn’t really much air to breathe, but I’m glad I got the minutes under my belt and hopefully I’ll get some more game time on Saturday.”  

Michael Mancienne yesterday became the latest new arrival at The City Ground, a player who rivals Halford in the versatility stakes.  

But the former Sheffield United man has welcomed the fresh competition with open arms.  

Halford said: “Every footballer should relish those sort of challenges, it’s only going to make you better as a player.  

“We welcome all the new players in but they have to fight for their place, it’s not going to be given to them.”  

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.

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