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Already feeling at home

29 June 2016

New signing Apostolos Vellios says he already feels at home at Nottingham Forest.

The 24-year-old forward signed for The Reds today from Greek club Iraklis Thessaloniki.

And Vellios, who has experience of playing and living in England following a spell at Everton earlier in his career, says he already feels settled in Nottingham. 

He told Forest Player HD: “I feel good to be back here and the players and staff have made me feel nice – it already feels like home.

“I was here when I was 18 for around three-and-a-half years. They were nice years, I learned a lot, and now I’m more experienced.

“I think English football is one of the best in the world. It’s very tough, there are many goals and it’s box-to-box. I also know the Championship is one of the hardest leagues in the world.

“Nottingham Forest is a big name in Europe and also in my country. They truly wanted me and I wanted to come to England, so for me it was a great choice.”

Vellios’ arrival comes two days after Philippe Montanier’s and the Greek is looking forward to working under a continental head coach.

He said: “The gaffer we have signed is from Europe and he’s trying to teach us a little bit more with the ball – technical things.

“The coach wants discipline in the team and I think we have a bright future together.”

To register your interest in sponsoring Apostolos Vellios for the 2016-17 campaign, please contact the commercial department on 0115 982 4450 or email

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