Pre-season training has been hard work so far for new Nottingham Forest striker Jason Cummings but he is settling into life at his new club.
The 21-year-old signed from Hibernian for an undisclosed fee and he has taken to life south of the border.
He said: “I have settled in nicely and the boys have welcomed me with open arms. The city is lovely as well; I have had a bit of time walking around to get my bearings and I feel like I am settling in nicely.
“The boys have been sound and they’re getting to know me. They seem like a good bunch of lads and I’m looking forward to playing with them.”
The squad has been put through their paces following the start of pre-season training and Cummings has enjoyed the step up.
He said: “It has been hard work but I have enjoyed it. It has been good so far and I have enjoyed the training drills that the manager has put on. Training has been good and the manager and David have been good with me; I feel like I am going to learn a lot from them over the season and I cannot wait to play under them.
“It is a bit of a step up. It is different to Scotland and obviously the standard of the players is a bit better. It feels like they are a lot bigger and fitter and the way they play is faster and quicker. It takes time to adapt but I feel like I am getting there.”
The Reds head to America next week for a pre-season training camp and the Scotsman is anticipating a lot of hard work, but also an opportunity to bond with his teammates.
He said: “I’ll have to get my sun cream on! I am looking forward to it and it will be hard work, definitely. It will be great for a bit of team bonding and to get know the lads a bit better while we are out there.
“It is hard when you are the newbie to get to know everyone. There is a lot of players and you have a lot of information to take in. But going to America will be a good time for me to get to know them better.”