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Yates: It means so much to me

5 December 2019

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Ryan Yates is excited about the future as he committed himself to a new long-term deal at Nottingham Forest.

The midfielder signed a new contract and having been at the club since he was eight-years-old, said that it means a lot to him to be part of the first-team squad.

He said: “It means so much to me, having been a the club for so long. I feel like I am progressing really well and there is no place I’d rather play my football.

“It has been a long journey with lots of ups and downs. I came in at eight-years-old and came through the ranks with the dream to play at The City Ground one day. I have been lucky enough to play a few times and I just want to keep progressing and learning on and off the pitch.

“I was watching as a fan for about 10 years before I got my chance to play, being a passionate supporter of the club for so long and you want to reflect what you’d like to see on the pitch from a fans’ point of view.

“I’d like to mainly thank Gary Brazil the academy manager for most of the time I have been here, and there is so many staff who have coached me and helped me on the pitch as well as off it. I am forever grateful and they know who they are.”

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