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Relieved and proud

28 November 2015

Chris O’Grady was ‘very relieved and very proud’ to score his first goal for Nottingham Forest in today's 3-1 win over Reading.

The Nottingham-born 29-year-old equalised for The Reds before strike partner Nelson Oliveira scored twice to seal the victory.

And O’Grady praised the character of the Forest side for the way they came from behind to beat the Royals.

He said: “We went behind and you think ‘here we go again’ but it shows the character of the players.

“I was happy to be the person who got us back into it and we kicked on from there.”

O’Grady assisted Oliveira’s second goal and hopes to build a partnership with the Portuguese forward.

He said: “That’s all I’m after - to get a run in the team and get a partnership going.

“We’ve been trying different things but it felt good. The most enjoyable thing for a striker is to link up with someone and get a relationship going.”

O’Grady has been out of the team with a calf injury recently but was delighted to make an impact on his return to the side.

He said: “I joined and started really well, then there was a dip for myself and a dip for the team.

“It was my dream move and I was desperate to try and make it work. I had to come to terms with that, reset myself, and that’s what we’ve done as a team and that’s what I’ve done personally.”

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