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Steele: It’s an honour to sign

1 August 2018

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Goalkeeper Luke Steele said the move to Nottingham Forest has come at the right stage of his career having signed a two-year contract with The Reds.

The 33-year-old brings a wealth of experience with him, joining the club after leaving Bristol City at the end of last season, and is delighted to have put pen to paper.

He said: "It's a great feeling. It is a fantastic club as everybody knows and I have been quite patient this summer to determine my next move. For this to come about at just the right time was fantastic for me and hopefully I can do everybody proud so it is a really good feeling.

"I am in a position when you are 33 that you have a bit more freedom to take your time, choose carefully who you sign for. I have done a bit of travelling with the clubs I have been at before and to be this close to my home town, Peterborough, is a really strange thing for me as I am usually across the country or across Europe.

"I wanted to come here for many reasons; the history, I have always enjoyed playing here and when a club like Nottingham Forest come asking for you, straight away your ears prick up and it is a real honour to have that put in front of you. It was an easy decision once it was official that they wanted me so it was done quite quickly."

Steele is aware of the expectations at the club this season and believes The Reds are in a good position to stake a claim for the top positions in the Championship.

"I have heard a lot about the ambition," he said. "There are a lot of clubs in this league that want to get promoted every year; there are normally about 15 or 16 who believe they will go straight up or make the play-offs.

"Of course, that is not the case but Forest have signed some really strong, athletic, skilled players this year and it is a serious bid to push up the league and it will be exciting to see where we end up."

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