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Rafik Ready For Reds Race

14 March 2014

Nottingham Forest striker Rafik Djebbour says he wants to help write ‘a new chapter’ in the history of the club as they chase promotion to the Premier League.

The next hurdle for The Reds is a clash with Doncaster Rovers at The City Ground tomorrow (kick-off 3pm) as they look to get back to winning ways in the Sky Bet Championship.

And Djebbour says that now he has settled into life in Nottingham, he is determined to help his teammates achieve something special and earn a spot in the top flight.

He told Forest Player: “I’m delighted to be a member of this historic club. It’s always complicated when you sign halfway through a season because you have to adapt to your club and to your teammates.

“I’m really enjoying living Nottingham as well. I didn’t know much about the city before I came to England but it is a cosmopolitan place with plenty of things to do I’m having a fantastic time here at the moment.

“England is the country of football and I wanted to come here because English fans are so passionate about the game. The target now is to write a new chapter in Nottingham Forest’s history and get them promoted to the Premier League. I want to keep working hard for the chairman of this club.”

Djebbour missed out on the trips to Barnsley and Middlesbrough through injury but the 30 year old insists he is desperate to get back in action and get his name on the scoresheet.

He said: “I picked up an ankle injury while I was away on international duty. I’m back in training now and working hard to get match fit again. It was frustrating to pick up the injury so soon after joining the club but that’s behind me now and I just want to help the club get to where it belongs.”

Click here to watch the first of a two-part interview with Djebbour on Forest Player.

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