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Great memories but there’s more to come

6 July 2017

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On this day ten-years-ago Chris Cohen joined The Reds from Yeovil Town and the midfielder says it has been an unbelievable experience.

He said: "I remember getting a tour around by the chief executive at the time and, I had been at a big club in West Ham before, but the history of the club made it a bit daunting but I thought I am going to give it a good go and ten years later I am still here.

"I have always said that, when I realised I would be playing football professionally, that I would like to be at a club and have a testimonial or ten years at a football club. I thought it might be at Yeovil but to come here to such a massive club and do it has been an unbelievable experience for me and my family."

The one memory that stands out during his time on Trentside is the promotion from League One, and a feeling that he hopes to replicate in the next few years.

Chris added: "The promotion in the first season I was here stands out for me. That euphoric feeling of it not looking like we were going up and the fans on the pitch is something that lots of fans still speak about now.

"In the context of our history it is not probably the greatest achievement, but for us as players and where the club had been in the few years before that it was a massive achievement. Unfortunately, we haven't taken that next step yet but hopefully in the next couple of years we will be able to do that."

Cohen believes that the US training camp will help to lay the foundations for a successful 2017-18 season.

He said: "It has been really hard but really good. It is never nice working to your limit but to come out to a country like this and see the things we have been able to see, and do a couple of training sessions every day, we wouldn't change it for the world.

"The manager has made it as hard a first few days as I have had in a pre-season and hopefully we can reap the benefits of it during the rest of the season."

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