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A moment to remember

12 September 2016

Nottingham Forest striker Apostolos Vellios says scoring his first goal for the club in yesterday's 2-2 draw with Aston Villa was 'a special moment' for him.

The Greek international opened the scoring at Villa Park with a wonderful 25-yard strike and Vellios hopes that finding the back of the net for The Reds will only help to improve his displays in the upcoming matches.

He said: "It was a special moment for me because it was my first goal for Nottingham Forest. I was a little bit nervous in my first few matches but thankfully the goal finally came and I'm pleased because it helped the team take a point.

"It's very important for me as a striker to score my first goal for the club. I'm not an experienced player so I need that little bit of confidence which comes from scoring goals. 

"Since I arrived the players and fans have made me feel really welcome and this game has helped me even more. I feel like I've really settled in now so hopefully my performances will be even better from here."

Forest earned a hard-fought point in the West Midlands despite seeing the home side create the majority of the chances and Vellios says they must build on the result when they travel to Rotherham United on Wednesday night.

He said: "It is a very important point for us. The fans were superb and they helped us to get the draw in the end. I need to congratulate my team-mates because we gave it everything right until the end and believed we could get something.

"The goal was great but I have to forget it now because we have another important away game on Wednesday night. We need to look at what we did well, what we did wrong and where we can improve before the Rotherham game."

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