Samba Sow has hailed the “incredible” Nottingham Forest fans after welcoming him to the club following his move to the City Ground in the summer.
The midfielder became Forest’s ninth summer signing under Sabri Lamouchi, putting pen to paper on a two-year deal on Trentside after making the move over from Dynamo Moscow.
The Mali international has since been an impressive figure in the Reds midfield, making five appearances in all competitions with two of those coming in the Championship.
Sow was one of 12 players to sign for Forest in the summer, as Lamouchi reshuffled the squad left at his disposal by Martin O’Neill at the end of last season.
Having never played in England before, Sow admitted that it was a “dream” to make the move over to the East Midlands.
Speaking to the Nottingham Post, the 30-year-old then hailed the “incredible” Forest fans following his switch from Russia, before saying: “I love it at the City Ground.
“Even when I came just to watch the first game, I was happy just seeing the fans and how many come to the stadium to support the team. It is good to play football this way, in front of the fans.
“I knew it would be like that, but now I’m here, I can feel it more.”
Forest enjoyed a positive opening month of the season, and are currently embarking on an unbeaten run of seven games in all competitions heading into September.
The Reds occupy 10th spot in the Sky Bet Championship table after managing two wins from their first six league games, and they travel to league leaders Swansea City this weekend.
Sow has been a class act since signing for Forest, and is definitely one of their most underrated players, in my view.
You saw just how much of a difference he made when he came on at half-time against Preston – he added much-needed drive and power to the midfield.
He may be a tall, strong, powerful guy, but he can also drive forward with the ball and is a real threat to the opposition.
He is a very useful player in the middle of the park, and Forest fans have rightfully taken to him.