Nottingham Forest will be keen to get off to winning ways under new management, as Aitor Karanka takes charge of his first-game at the club.
Forest are looking to force an outside chance of making it into the play-offs after a disappointing start to the season has left them in a less than convincing position.
Although, after beating Premier League opposition Arsenal in last weekend’s encounter, Aitor Karanka’s side will be full of confidence heading into the next one.
They welcome Steve Bruce’s Aston Villa side to the City Ground, as they look to kick of their new legacy in the correct manner with victory against the Villains.
The appointment of their new manager could be monumental in their progress this season, after taking Middlesbrough to promotion to the Premier League he has the knowledge and tactical know-how to get the job done.
Nevertheless, after taking over at the club. Karanka took to his personal Twitter account (@Karanka) to display his excitement after meeting some club legends, and looked to settle into life in Nottingham.
A very special moment meeting some @NFFC legends and getting to know The City Ground a bit better. Really looking forward to a great atmosphere on Saturday to start our time here. #NFFC pic.twitter.com/Q4EUQw1D6W
— Aitor Karanka (@Karanka) January 11, 2018
Following the manager’s post, supporters were quick to welcome their man to the City Ground, as they look towards tomorrow night’s fixture.
So without further ado, here’s a look at exactly what fans made of the post…
Pls back aitor because we have something very special here. Welcome aitor 2 our great club#ureds
— Dean Stanhope (@DeanNFFCStan) January 11, 2018
We have a very special club and hopefully you are the special manager me need to complete the jigsaw????????????⚪️
— Debs (@deblee_smith) January 11, 2018
Embrace our past. Make your own future. Don't let Brian clough weigh down on you too much
— Paddy Reston (@PaddyReston) January 11, 2018
Clough was our God & always will be but it’s time to move on. Every single #nffc fan needs to get behind @karanka so that these fans who fork out thousands get to bask in the glory once again. Please give him time #youreds
— Gary Whiley (@GazNG4) January 11, 2018
welcome to Nottingham and our wonderful club Aitor!
— kev ward (@kevward3) January 11, 2018
what a time to be alive it's still our year
— Callum Bath ⚽????????⭐⭐ (@thebubstar90) January 11, 2018
Let’s get behind the manager. Seems to be a good choice at long last, if you look at history. Roll on a win against the Villa – COYR
— Edward Todd (@Forest_and_F1) January 12, 2018
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