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'A great affinity for a great club'

27 May 2017

Steve Sutton says he will always have a great affinity for Nottingham Forest as he departs as the club’s first-team goalkeeping coach.

Sutton made over 250 appearances during a 13-year playing career at The City Ground and has been coaching the club's goalkeepers since joining the coaching staff in 2006, but he leaves the club with the belief that success is around the corner.

He said: "I would like to wish Mark Warburton, the team and all the staff at the club all the best for the future. I have always had a strong affinity with this club and it will be hard to pull away but I strongly believe under the new owners and with Mark in charge, the club has a great opportunity to achieve the success it deserves."

The former Reds number one played an integral part in the Forest teams that won the League Cup in 1989 and 1990 before taking up roles as goalkeeping coach in the academy and first team.

As a coach, he has overseen the development of many goalkeepers at Nottingham Forest, including most recently the progression of Karl Darlow, Dimitar Evtimov and Jordan Smith into the first team.

Manager Mark Warburton said: "In our short time working together, Steve displayed a very evident passion for Nottingham Forest allied to his professionalism and game knowledge.

"I want to thank him for his contribution and the manner in which he welcomed David and myself to the club at what was clearly a challenging time. I wish him well for the future and he knows he will always be a welcome visitor to The City Ground."

The club would like to thank Steve for his unwavering dedication and commitment to the club and wish him all the best for the future.

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