Nottingham Forest manager Gary Brazil has praised departed forward Nicklas Bendtner, labelling him a “decent guy”, reports the Nottingham Post.
Bendtner left the City Ground earlier this week, joining Norwegian club Rosenborg after just six-months with Forest.
Known as a controversial figure, many expected disruption from the former Arsenal striker, but Brazil insists that was never the case at the City Ground, he told the Nottingham Post: “He was very popular in the dressing room but we just could not get him on the pitch.
“We were honest and open with him about that, when it came to why that was the case. He was very keen to play first team football.
“I was very supportive of Nicklas exploring other options and he has found one. I have nothing but positive things to say about Nicklas, when it comes to how he was around the place. I found him really good to work with, I found him a very honest character.”
Bendtner was limited to just 15 appearances in the Sky Bet Championship, with Britt Assombalonga and youngster Ben Brereton preferred by Brazil.
January signings of Ross McCormack and Zach Clough have pushed Bendtner further out of the picture.
Forest face Burton Albion this weekend, looking to bounce back from their disappointing defeat to Brentford on Tuesday night.
Brazil’s side are 18th in the Championship table, and have still not shaken off the possibility of relegation, sitting just five-points above Bristol City.
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