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Proving a point

26 August 2017

Liam Bridcutt is determined to make an impression on the pitch as he gets set for his Nottingham Forest debut against his former side Leeds United.

The midfielder switched between Elland Road and The City Ground during the week and is keen to show what he can do if he gets the chance in today's game.

He said: "I was there last season, club captain and playing every game. It was probably one of the best season's the club has had in the last 10 years or so then I found myself not in the side really. At this stage in my career I need to be playing regularly and this is what Forest offered me.

"I played every game in pre-season, had a run out in the cup and I am ready to go. For me, this is the first game of the season and I am looking forward to it.

"It makes the day a bit more important for me. Every game I want to go out and impress, play well and win.

"I spent a lot of time there; I know how the manager is and how the team plays but at the end of the day it is another game for me and a chance to prove how good I am and that I am ready to play football.

"I don't know what the Leeds fans think of me; I didn't leave on bad terms. I am going to prove a lot of people wrong."

Bridcutt has taken to life at Forest straight away and is looking forward to playing at The City Ground, a venue he says has always been a tough place for him to come in the past.

He said: "I have settled in straight away. The boys have been great with me and they have welcomed me in. The manager has spoken to me, said what he expects from me and from his sides and he has great ambition and drive.

"It is always a difficult place to come. Every team that I have played for, and played at The City Ground, we always knew it was going to be a difficult game. I think the club is in a good transition period at the moment with new management, new owners and young players who are hungry to progress.

"It is football that my first game would be against Leeds but it is probably the best outcome for me. It is a big game and two clubs that are on the way up. I always want to play in the biggest games and this is one of the biggest."


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