Nottingham Forest defender Kelvin Wilson is already looking forward to resuming work under Dougie Freedman in pre-season.Suspension means the 29-year-old will miss The Reds’ final-day clash with Cardiff on Saturday.
And, while he hopes his team-mates can give Forest’s supporters a happy end to the campaign, Wilson is enticed by the prospect of building on what he and the rest of the squad have learned from Freedman so far.
He told Forest Player: “It’s exciting to come back in the summer and have a season with the manager.
“I think it’s going to be a promising season as long as we can keep everyone fit, which has been a problem since I’ve been here – for myself and other players. If we’ve got a fit squad I think it’s in our own hands to be honest.
“It’s probably the best squad I’ve played in at Nottingham Forest, in my first and second spell. The quality is brilliant all around the changing room.”
Wilson admits his disappointment at the club’s league position this season, but heaped praise on the impact of the club’s younger players – particularly that of Ben Osborn.
He said: “I think he can go as high as he wants. I played with one young lad at Celtic called Liam Henderson who is a really good player but, other than him, I think Benny is the best young player I’ve played with – he’s that good.
"Ability comes first and foremost but I’ve played with a lot of players whose attitude and commitment just hasn’t been there and they’ve faded away.
“But Benny’s got the whole package.”
Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.