Liam Trotter says he wants to help Nottingham Forest get points on the board and climb the league table as quickly as possible after joining the club on loan.
The midfielder grabbed a last-minute equaliser to earn Forest a point against Ipswich on Saturday after arriving earlier in the day and was delighted to find the net on his City Ground debut.
Speaking to Forest Player HD he said: “It was more a feeling of relief than anything. As a team we felt we played well and maybe deserved more than just the point we ended up with.
“Forest is a massive club with great support and it was a very proud moment for me to pull on the shirt last weekend. Everyone knows about the history of the club and how much has been achieved here so it was great to grab a goal on my debut.
“Every player wants to play with managers they know and although my time with Dougie at Bolton was cut short, it was still a good time for me. He was certainly one of the main factors when I decided to move to Forest.”
Forest make the trip to Hillsborough tomorrow to take on Sheffield Wednesday (kick-off 3pm) and Trotter believes that he and his teammates are capable of upsetting the form book against an Owls side who are unbeaten in nine games.
He said: “I haven’t seen much of them this season but they’ve spent a bit of money bringing the likes of Forestieri in so it will be a tough task. Hillsborough is always a difficult ground to go to but I think we can be confident if we improve our finishing from last weekend.
“I know we have a few players missing at the moment through injury and suspension so it seemed like a good opportunity for me to come in and play some games and hopefully help the club at the same time.”