Scott McKenna admits it has been “difficult” settling into life in Nottingham after joining Forest from Aberdeen in September.
McKenna joined Forest from Aberdeen on a four-year deal in September, signing for a fee which could rise to £6million.
It has been a frustrating season for the 24-year-old at times, though, having been limited to only 20 appearances in the Championship.
The defender has endured a couple of injury problems, but he has started in Forest’s last six matches and even captained the side against Reading.
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McKenna, due to current events, has been unable to take to the city since moving to Nottingham, which he admits has been “difficult”.
Speaking to FLW, he said: “It has probably been more boring than anything away from the training ground. You have to try and drag out the days as much as you can so it’s last time sat about at home.
“The good thing for me is the amount of football games on TV. There’s games on nearly every night that help pass the time.
“It has been difficult, but hopefully we’re coming towards the end of that and we can start to move forward.”
McKenna has been one of Forest’s most consistent performers this season, and his partnership alongside Joe Worrall has given fans plenty of reason to be optimistic for the future.
The two have an excellent understanding, and the fact McKenna plays as a left-sided centre-half allows Worrall to play on his favoured right side.
That in turn gives Forest plenty of balance at the back, and they generally look a lot more comfortable when that is the case.