Chris Cohen is delighted to have put pen to paper on a new deal to make sure he is part of Mark Warburton’s side for the 2017-18 campaign.
The midfielder has been rewarded for his fine form at the end of the season and has extended his stay with The Reds into an eleventh season.
He said: “It is lovely to have the security behind me with another year. I have always stated that I wanted to stay; I had to speak about it a lot over the last few weeks which has been a bit frustrating when I have wanted to concentrate on the football, but questions are going to be asked and now they have been answered. The club have been great with me and rewarded me with another year.”
Cohen struck a superb goal in the final day win over Ipswich Town on Sunday, the second goal in a 3-0 win which came on his 300th appearance in the Garibaldi.
He said: “It was a huge win on the final day. The atmosphere was incredible and if we can play the football we have over the last few weeks at home, sort out the away form but get the place rocking like it was on Sunday, it was as loud as I have ever heard it since I have been here.
“Just being part of a winning side and a Championship team was the main focus of the day and it all worked out. For it to be my 300th game, to score and be a part of it was a fantastic day for me but we need to quickly move on from it, bottle that atmosphere and the environment over the last few weeks and take it into a much more positive season next season.”
Cohen is optimistic about next season under Warburton as he believes the style of play brought in by the manager can help Forest push higher up the table.
He said: “Since the new manager has been in it has been brilliant but we still need to learn from the mistakes prior to that to make sure they don’t happen again. The gaffer plays in a way that most footballers feel is the right way. It is winning football, possession based and he gives you a really clear idea of what he wants you to do.
“Over the nine or ten games we implemented that really well and, unfortunately, the fifty-fifty games where there wasn’t a lot in them got away from us but hopefully we can dominate a bit more away from home and continue to do it in the home games next season.”