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The strike of a lifetime

5 May 2016

Former Nottingham Forest midfielder Lewis McGugan says he’ll be happy about his award-winning free-kick for the rest of his life.

McGugan’s sensational strike against Ipswich in 2010 earned him the Greatest Ever Goal at The City Ground award at Forest’s 150th anniversary gala dinner.

And the Reds academy graduate was delighted with the accolade.

He said: “I just wanted to have a shot and try and get in on target – hopefully the keeper might knock it out and we’d get the rebound.

“But as soon as I hit it I knew I’d caught it really well and it ended up in the top corner. Everything went to plan and it was brilliant to see it nestle in.

“It’s something I’m really proud of and can be happy about for the rest of my life.”

McGugan thoroughly enjoyed catching up with old acquaintances at the dinner.

He said: “Everyone knows what this club means to me. It gave me so many good years and the platform to start my career. After every game it’s one of the first results I look for. 

“It’s a massive part of me and it always will be.” 

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