Nottingham Forest summer signing Liam Bridcutt has heaped praise on new boss Mark Warburton, via The Nottingham Post.
The 28-year-old midfielder moved to the City Ground over the summer following a short stint at Leeds United, with whom the Englishman enjoyed a loan spell in the 2015/16 campaign before making the move permanent a year ago.
Bridcutt laid on two assists in 25 Championship appearances for the club last term in their rise to seventh in the division, although a summer overhaul at Elland Road saw the midfielder fail to appear in their first four games of this term, thus throwing his future into doubt.
And it’s doubt Warburton and Nottingham Forest exploited by landing the 28-year-old on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee, and Bridcutt, who made his debut for the club against his former employers ten days ago, has since heaped the praise on his new boss.
He said: ‘When I came in I knew the manager had a certain philosophy of playing and he has given me the role of sitting in front of the back-four and getting the team playing and organising.
‘He has a lot of ambition and drive and that is the kind of manager I want to play for.
‘He is a top manager and a manager on the way up. You have seen at the clubs he has been at, he has got good results and plays good football.’
These comments are sure to intrigue Forest supporters, who have seen their side make a fine start to the new Championship season with three wins from their opening five matches, although that 2-0 defeat to Leeds last time out has highlighted that much work still needs to be done at the City Ground.
But with Bridcutt clearly thrilled with his first few weeks at the East Midlands giants, Forest fans can certainly expect more from the midfielder as the season progresses.
The Verdict: Liam Bridcutt fell out of favour at Leeds United over the summer given new boss Thomas Christiansen’s huge overhaul of the squad at Elland Road, leaving the 28-year-old with a decision to make regarding his future.
And given how glowingly he has spoken of Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton in recent times, a move to the City Ground seems to be exactly the sort of deal which could get the best out of Bridcutt once again.
He clearly sees a lot in Warburton and buys in to what the former Brentford and Rangers chief is trying to achieve at Forest, and playing for someone like that who seems to share the same sort of ambition can only be a good thing for Bridcutt himself, and indeed Forest in general.
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