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Interview with Charlotte Greengrass

14 October 2020

Charlotte Greengrass has played a key part in Nottingham Forest’s successful start to the season as the defender has enjoyed a terrific start to life as a Red.

The 20-year-old moved Trent-side during the summer and has started every game of the season so far, and she reflects on her first few weeks at the club. 

Greengrass said: “I’m honestly loving every second here. 

“Everyone made me feel so welcome from the off and we have such a great group of players and staff. 

“It’s clear we’re building something really special and every week that passes I’m more and more grateful that I get to be a part of this club.” 

The defender is one of three out-field Reds that has played every minute of the side’s unbeaten start to the season and Greengrass expresses her delight of spending so much time on the field.

“That’s a stat which personally means a lot to me since I haven’t seen much of the pitch over the past couple of years due to injury and illness,” she explained. 

“I’m so buzzing to be playing consistently but it’s also important to remember that every single player is integral in our journey and every week we’re pushing each other to fight for our shirts and that’s the kind of environment I’m proud to be a part of.”

Greengrass got off the mark for the campaign on Sunday afternoon as she netted Forest’s third goal of the game to bag her first goal as a Red. She rose the highest inside the area to divert a corner-kick past the ‘keeper and Greengrass was delighted to finally get her name on the scoresheet.

She said: “It was a great feeling. 

“I think I’d been getting close the last few games so it was good to finally get one for the team. 

“For me though I’m more buzzing with the clean sheet and proud of the girls for grafting to ensure we kept that.

Greengrass’ goal helped The Reds pick up their fourth consecutive victory at the weekend as the side comfortably beat Loughborough Foxes 7-0 and the defender states that it ‘doesn’t get any better’ than that.

“It really doesn’t get better than Sunday’s result,” she said. 

“We all know what we’re capable of and it was a great feeling to have that reflect in the score-line. 

“We’re showing our quality across the pitch with different goal scorers and clean sheets. 

“That being said, we’re under no illusion that every game will be like that so we are taking every game as it comes and Tuesday training is always very much a blank slate, ready to go again.”

The win lifted Forest to the top of the league table as they went three points clear and Greengrass describes how it feels to be sitting at the summit.

She said: “We couldn’t have really asked for a better start to the season. 

“I love listening to the players and staff who have been here for a while talk about how far Forest have come over the past few years. 

“It’s just a fantastic feeling to be moving the club in the right direction, where it so deservedly belongs. 

“It has certainly just made us hungrier to want to keep building and keep ourselves in that top spot.”

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