Frustration for Forest defender

The former Walsall man is hoping that a series of good displays at centre-half in the reserves will provide his route back to the first-team.

"I came to the club as a left back and now we don't play with one," he told the Evening Post.

"So I am in the wilderness a little bit.

"It is a positive thing to know that it is nothing that I have done wrong.

"I was playing at left wing back and I did not feel I was playing too badly.

"But then the manager left me out, explaining that it was a change of formation.

"I do see the central defensive role as a potential way back into the team, definitely.

"Before I came to Forest I played as a central defender at Walsall.

"I haven't played there for quite a while and also playing with a three is another learning curve for me.

"But I am in there to learn the role and see what happens, I want to get back into the habit of playing again."