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Ross targets return to goal trail

3 February 2017

Nottingham Forest striker Ross McCormack wants to hit the ground running after making a deadline-day switch from Aston Villa.

The Scottish international signed late on Tuesday night on a loan deal until the end of the season and he wants to get back among the goals for The Reds.

He said: “It was pretty late that it went through. It is a good opportunity to come out and play some games and help the players here. It is a big club and a big opportunity for me. I want to say thanks to the owner and the manager for showing the faith to get me here and now I want to repay that. 

“I’m desperate to play and get back on the goal trail. I’ve only scored three goals this season which isn’t good enough so I’ll be looking to hit the ground running. 

“It was a tough time for me personally but I’m out the door there and now it is a good opportunity for me to get some games and get some goals. I have come to another fantastic club to show that I am back.

“My confidence has been all over the place. As a striker you only get that through playing games and scoring goals. I have been here before and it has not been easy my career; I have not had everything handed to me. I have had to go out and work for it and I am prepared to do that again.

“I don’t think I need to show other people that I am a decent player. It is about me going out there and getting that confidence and belief that when I go out on the pitch I will be able to do something.”

The 30-year-old took part in training for the first time this morning and he feels there is enough quality in the squad to be able to climb up the Sky Bet Championship table. 

He said: “I trained with the boys for the first time this morning and it is a good standard, there are some good players and it is about time everyone started pulling together to go up the table. The position in the table at the minute doesn’t reflect that for whatever reason and it is up to us as individuals and as a team to put that right. 

“The training ground is good, the staff are lovely and the coaching staff are great. We have some really good players and everyone has welcomed me into the group and it bodes well; I am looking forward to it. 

“It is a different environment; the boys are bubbly and I think that this is what I need. I have a point to prove to myself to get back to it and get back to it quickly. I don’t need to show anyone else what I can do as I have done it before.

“I am more than happy to bide my time for my chance as the team is scoring goals and winning games. When the chance comes it is on my shoulders to take it.”

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