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Adama thrilled by warm welcome

31 January 2020

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Nottingham Forest forward Adama Diakhaby says a fantastic welcome from his new teammates has made him feel even more at home at his new club.

The 23-year-old joined Forest earlier this month from Huddersfield Town and is now excited to get stuck into the promotion race in the Sky Bet Championship as he tries to help fire The Reds back to the Premier League.

He said: "I'm very happy to be here and I've had a great welcome from my teammates. I want to give my best to the team and to the supporters and I want to come up with some goals and assists. I want to try and help the club win promotion to the Premier League and that's a very exciting feeling.

"The Championship is probably even harder than the Premier League because it's very intense but I hope I can make a difference with my quality on and off the ball. I think that is why the manager has brought me to the club and I hope I can do my job to help the team.

"It has been good for me because Brice Samba, Samba Sow and Yohan Benalouane all speak French so that has helped me settle in but all of the other players have given me an amazing welcome so I'm really pleased to be here. It has been a fantastic first couple of weeks for me.

"Tuesday night was my first game for a long time but I felt really good. I know I need to work more on my match fitness to be ready for Saturday's game but it was great to win against a good time like Brentford. Now we have to concentrate on another tough game against Birmingham.

"I think as an attacking player I can bring pace and penetration to the team and I don't have a bad left foot either! I'm here to try and make a difference to the offensive part of our team and I will be working hard in training and in matches to do that for this great club."

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