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Eastick Praises Fryatt's Attitude

10 June 2014

Nottingham Forest first-team coach Brian Eastick says Matty Fryatt's decision to join The Reds was a brave one.

The club's newest signing turned down the chance to stay at Hull City and opted for a move to The City Ground because he wants to play first-team football.

Fryatt was offered a new contract by Tigers manager Steve Bruce but the former Leicester man instead elected to join The Reds on a three-year deal from 1 July.

And Eastick, who it was announced last month will be joining Stuart Pearce’s backroom staff, says that speaks volumes about Forest's latest acquisition.

He said: “We were aware Steve Bruce had offered him a very good new contract and that’s an indication of how he sees him as a person and as a player.

“I think that’s significant and I think that tells you something about his character. He wants to have the best chance of playing regularly which we think he will definitely do at Nottingham Forest.”

And having put in a fine performance in the recent FA Cup final, where Hull lost 3-2 in extra time to Arsenal, Eastick is excited about what Fryatt could bring to his new team.

He said: “You saw his performance in the FA Cup final, his game understanding is good, he’s an experienced player now and he’s a very good character – and he’ll get you goals.

“He’s exactly the sort of player Stuart was looking for and I know the manager is delighted to have secured his signature.”

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