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Bendtner delighted to be a Red

8 September 2016

New Nottingham Forest striker Nicklas Bendtner says he is very happy to have joined a 'great group of players' as he settles into life on Trentside.

The former Arsenal man has signed a two-year deal at The City Ground and having spent the past few days accustoming to his new surroundings, Bendtner feels he has a perfect fit with The Reds.

He said: "Nottingham Forest is a big club with a great history and I can see myself fitting in here very well. The way the head coach plays football was something that spoke to me and I'm very pleased have signed for Forest.

"The club is rebuilding itself now with some very talented players and I look forward to being a part of that. If we reach our targets then it will be an amazing season. The head coach seems like a very professional guy, a man who wants to play football in the right way and who wants to do well.

"I've had a couple of training sessions already, it's a great group of lads right from the coaching staff to the medical staff to the players. They've taken a lot of time to show me everything here at the club so I'm really pleased."

Much has been made of a potential combination with Britt Assombalonga and although Bendtner is looking forward to meeting one of his new strike partners, he says the whole squad will need to come together is Forest are to achieve success.

He said: "I think Britt and I can form a great partnership. It's important to complement each other well and I think we can do that. However, there are 11 players on the field who win the game and from what I've seen so far, every member of the team has done well.

"With three home wins from three and two cup victories so far this season the lads have got us into a really good spot. Now we need to continue that good start to the season and push on up the league table.

"Personally, I'm not someone who needs a lot of time to get match-fit but I will need to some to adapt to life at the club. I'll be having a fitness test in the next day or so and after that I'll be ready to go."

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