On the eve of his 400th senior appearance, Nottingham Forest captain Matt Mills has told The Nottingham Post that ‘it means everything to feel like the club is coming together as one.’
The 31-year-old is entering his third season with the Reds, and is excited by the squad manager Mark Warburton has assembled at the City Ground this summer, and the start the club has made to the new campaign.
“This has all the ingredients to be a successful squad. We have a great mix of youth and experience now.”
Mills believes that the atmosphere in the squad has played a huge role in the success of the club so far this semester, and the hard work behind the scene by new signings has had an excellent impact on the squad.
“The lads all work hard to get into the team and have an impact on the pitch. A lot of the new signings have already done that.”
The Doncaster Rovers and Leicester City defender is extremely happy at the East Midlands club, and hopes that he can be a part of the project underway at the former double European Champions.
“And I hope there are more enjoyable times to come on the horizon.”
The Verdict: Mills has been a loyal servant to the Reds since his move to the club in 2015, and his words were really spoken like a true leader and captain.
Forest fans will be delighted with Mills’ inspiring words and the belief coming from the dressing room, and excitement surrounding a push for the top six is only set to grow following the defender’s rallying cry.
Forest boss Mark Warburton has spent well this summer, acquiring impressive signings in the form of Barrie McKay and Jason Cummings, with the likes of Liam Bridcutt coming in to add further quality to the squad.
Many felt the sale of Britt Assonbalonga could have killed this Forest side, but Warburton’s smooth business has ensured a steady transition into the new campaign.
Forest fans, how well do you think your side can do in the league this year?