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Bostock ready for return to English football

9 August 2019

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John Bostock says the prospect of coming home to join Nottingham Forest was one he found too difficult to turn down.

Bostock arrived on Trentside on a season-long loan from Toulouse on transfer deadline day and the midfielder says he returns to English football as a much-improved player, and person, from the one who left six years ago.

Speaking to iFollow Forest, he said: "I'm delighted and really happy to be here. It has been a long time away from English football, it has been a heck of a journey for me and one I certainly didn't expect when I left England in 2013. I always said that if the right project came along then I'd want to come back home so it was a no-brainer for me when Forest came calling.

"At this time it my career, Nottingham Forest is definitely the right place for me. I had a conversation with the gaffer and having heard his philosophy and his outlook on football, it was a huge attraction for me. Of course I know the club anyway but it excites me that I've got a chance to help create a new history and be part of something special.

"I've played in France for some time now and had previous experience with French coaches and I understand a little bit of their mentality so I felt comfortable speaking to him straight away. I even tried to speak a bit of French to him which I think he appreciated!

"I'm a ball-playing midfielder, I like to get on the ball and create chances and score goals. Of course I need to try and fight my way into the team and play in whichever role the coach wants me to play but I've had a good pre-season so now I'm fir and raring to go."

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