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Barrie’s big break

5 July 2017

Nottingham Forest’s second summer signing Barrie McKay says his move to The City Ground marks an important moment in his career.

McKay has put pen to paper on a four-year deal with The Reds after completing his switch from Rangers and the 22-year-old believes his transfer to Trentside will only help to improve his reputation within the game.

Speaking to iFollow Forest he said: "It's a big step for me to come down to play in England for a massive club like Forest. In Rangers I've left another huge club behind but this a big development in my career and I know that another league will present a different challenge for me.

"The manager and David Weir were a massive factor in me joining the club. Having played for them at Rangers they know my game inside out so they know the way I would like to play football and it will be really good to join up with them again."

During his time at Rangers, McKay was well-known for his direct running and ability to fashion opportunities for his teammates and the Scot says he is looking forward to showing off his skills in front of the City Ground faithful.

He said: "I like to create chances for my teammates but I also want to add more goals to my game. I'm a winger who will come inside, create opportunities and help link up the play. I can't wait to get started and to show the fans what I'm made of.

"The supporters at Ibrox were brilliant and I've heard that the fans here are just the same. If we've got the backing of the fans then it will spur us on a little bit more and give us more confidence."


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