Nottingham Forest’s Chris Cohen says he feels great after enjoying the first week of pre-season training.
The 29-year-old recovered from a serious knee injury before scoring at MK Dons on the last day of the 2015-16 season.
And he has made further progress this summer ahead of the new campaign.
Cohen told Forest Player HD: “I don’t have to ice my knee anymore, which is lovely, and I’m able to join in all the sessions.
“I still have to do some activation work, which I know I’ll have to do for the rest of my career just to help with the safety side, but I feel great.
“To have a whole pre-season can only bode well for me hopefully playing a big part this season.”
Cohen has enjoyed his first sessions with new head coach Philippe Montanier and is already looking forward to playing some friendlies.
He said: “There has already been lots of tactical and technical work – a new style. I’ve never had a foreign coach before - it’s a different take on it but a really interesting one. It’s been a good balance, we’ve had some long days and the boys have taken to it really well.
“It looks like we’re going to have a hectic schedule over the next few weeks, which should get all the players the minutes they need to be ready for the Burton game.
“Friendlies are the best bit of pre-season – we can’t wait to get the cobwebs out of the way see the sort of tactics and information the head coach gives us for game situations.”
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