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This is the start of something good

22 May 2017

A bright future ahead at Nottingham Forest was one of the main reasons behind midfielder David Vaughan signing a new deal with The Reds.

The Welshman penned a new one-year contract and said the optimism around the new ownership and manager Mark Warburton was something he had to be part of next season.

He said: “I am delighted to have signed a new contract here. It is a great club, the fans are great and it feels like it’s the start of something.

“I have always enjoyed a good relationship with the fans. With them getting behind us in the numbers they did in the final few games of last season, I strongly believe we can achieve success. We need their support from start to finish and it’s great to see so many fans already purchasing their reduced season card.

“Since the manager has come in the lads have really bought in to what he is trying to do and we feel we can give it a really good go next season.

“With the new owners coming into the club as well, I felt it was something that I had to be part of as it is a really exciting time to be at Nottingham Forest.”

Vaughan’s new deal means his stay at The City Ground has extended into a fifth year, after initially signing on loan in the 2013-14 season.

That was made permanent the following summer and the 34-year-old featured 33 times for The Reds last season, playing a vital role as Forest secured Championship safety on the final day of the season.

He said: “I have loved my time at Forest and I really enjoyed the way we were playing at the end of the season. The manager has got us playing the way I have always played; on the ground and playing football the right way.

“Last season we underachieved massively but we have a strong squad and now that we have the right structure in place on and off the pitch, I feel it could be a good year next year.”

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