New Nottingham Forest signing Albert Adomah has said he wants to be a difference maker and use his experience to help his new club achieve promotion this season.
Adomah joined Forest today after seeing his contract expire with newly-promoted Aston Villa.
The 31-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the Reds and is the club’s fifth signing in less than a week.
Forest finished ninth last season and will be hoping that under new manager Sabri Lamouchi they can go one step further in the upcoming campaign.
He said: “I’m experienced in this league and hopefully that experience will be able to help the young talent that’s already at this club.
“As an individual, I’m hoping to help the team reach the top end of the table and achieve promotion which is everyone’s aim.
“I’m here to play football but I’m also here to be successful. Promotion has to be the number-one aim for a club like this and that’s what I’m here to achieve.
“I’m excited to meet my new teammates and take part in my first training session here at Forest.
“I’ve heard there is a really strong group of lads here so I’m looking forward to meeting them all and getting started.”
Adomah is aware that his Championship experience will likely have played a huge part in Forest’s decision to sign him and he seems keen to be a leader at his new club.
The business Lamouchi has done since arriving at Forest includes the arrivals of Tiago Silva, Yuri Ribeiro and Alfa Semedo from Portugal, and 20-year-old Manchester City goalkeeper Arijanet Muric, so having someone like Adomah in the dressing room will be vital.
It looks like the new boss has been extremely shrewd in the transfer market so far, picking up talent from big clubs like City and Benfica, and they could be serious contenders for the play-offs this season.