Liam Trotter is delighted that Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman wanted to extend his loan from Bolton Wanderers beyond the initial month.The midfielder’s temporary spell at The City Ground was extended by a further 28 days today and the 27-year-old told Forest Player HD that he’s getting fitter and sharper all the time.
He said: “I’m really happy to have extended the loan. When I came I was just looking to play a few games and see where that took me.
“The fact that the manager and the club saw fit to extend it is a bonus and I’m delighted.”
Trotter, who has made four appearances in a Forest shirt so far, scored a 95th-minute equaliser on his debut against Ipswich and it was the first time that he had played a full game all season.
“I hadn’t played at all for quite a while but you find a second wind when you go into those games and I managed to see myself through. I was a bit sore for the next few days though!
“Each game I’m getting fitter, sharper and I’m getting close to the full match fitness that I’m used to having.
“That’s why I’m delighted to stay because it gives me the chance to get more games, get fitter, and hopefully Forest will see the best of me.”
The former Millwall man came off the bench on Friday night in the East Midlands derby for his first experience of the fixture and he said it was great the side earned the win their recent performances have deserved.
“It was a great experience, the atmosphere was amazing, the fans were really good and loud and I enjoyed it.
“It was important for us before the international break to get the win and get that monkey off our back.”