Nottingham Forest defender Yuri Ribeiro has revealed that he is thoroughly enjoying life at the City Ground following his summer switch from Benfica.
The 22-year-old, who joined the club on a permanent deal in July (via BBC Sport), has made a positive start to his career with the Reds.
After starting the 2019/20 campaign as an understudy to Jack Robinson, Ribeiro was given the chance to impress in Forest’s Carabao Cup clash with Fleetwood Town.
Excellent throughout this particular fixture, the defender was handed his first taste of Championship football against Swansea City in September.
Despite helping his side secure maximum points from their clashes with the Jacks and Barnsley, Ribeiro was dropped for the club’s showdown with Stoke City.
Although Forest were superb going forward against the Potters, their defensive display left a lot to be desired and thus manager Sabri Lamouchi opted to replace Robinson with Ribeiro for the club’s meeting with Blackburn Rovers.
Following a spirited display at Ewood Park, the defender illustrated some real signs of promise in last Saturday’s victory over Brentford.
Reflecting on his start to life at Forest on Twitter, Ribeiro posted: “It’s been fantastic being here!
“The support is amazing, and the team leaves everything on the pitch.
“Keep going, good work.”
The former Benfica man will be aiming to help Forest make it back-to-back victories in the Championship when they head to the DW Stadium on October 20th to face Wigan Athletic.
Having recently overtaken Robinson in the pecking order at the City Ground, Ribeiro will be determined to push on over the coming months in the second-tier.
Unquestionably talented, the full-back could develop into a quality operator at this level providing that he plays week-in, week-out for Forest.
If he does indeed take his game to new heights this season, there is no reason why Ribeiro cannot inspire the Reds to a top-six finish next May.