Matty Cash has insisted that he is already looking towards the possibility of earning a new contract at Nottingham Forest in the not too distant future having agreed fresh terms with the club last month.
The 22-year-old, who is a product of the Reds’ youth academy, signed a three-and-a-half year deal which will keep him at the City Ground until 2023.
Despite being linked with a move to Everton earlier this season (via The Sun), Cash opted instead to commit himself to Forest.
Since the Reds’ decision to appoint Sabri Lamouchi as their new manager in June, the former Dagenham and Redbridge loanee has been utilised by the Frenchman as a full-back.
In the absence of the injured Tendayi Darikwa, Cash has produced a number of impressive performances in his new role this season.
As well as illustrating that he is more than capable of reading the game in a defensive sense, Cash has also been effective going forward having provided four direct goal contributions in the Championship.
Speaking to the Nottingham Post about his future, the Forest man said: “I’m grounded as a person.
“I’ve signed this new contract but I already want the next contract.
“That’s the person I am, it’s the family I’ve got.
“I’m always grounded, working hard and that’s how you get through life.
“I don’t listen to any of that (talk).
“I’m a Forest player and I want my future to be here.
“I wanted to get a new contract, I didn’t listen to paper talk.”
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When you consider just how impressive Cash has been for Forest during the opening months of the season, he unquestionably deserved his new deal and his latest comments will be music to the ears of the club’s supporters.
Given that the Reds academy graduate clearly has an affinity with the club, it would not be at all surprising if he ends up staying at the City Ground for the majority of his career.
With Forest currently occupying fifth place in the Championship standings, Cash will be determined to play a key role in helping his side launch a push for promotion in the second-half of the 2019/20 campaign.