Matty Cash has set out his goals for 2019-20, with the Nottingham Forest winger embracing life under new manager Sabri Lamouchi.
The Reds are back on another learning curve.
A French coach is calling the shots and moulding a squad inherited from Martin O’Neill in his own image.
Early work has been positive, with Cash among those looking to take as many lessons as possible from a man who represented the likes of Auxerre, Monaco , Inter and Marseille in his playing days.
The 21-year-old winger told Forest’s media team during the club’s pre-season camp in Spain: “Training’s brilliant. I love being out there training. When you get going, you don’t want to come off the training field.
“It’s great to be learning. With the new manager, obviously we are learning every day.
“He’s already said loads of things to me about how he wants me to play and what I can improve on, and that’s all you want as a player, especially a young player like me. Somebody to be there guiding me and telling me what to do is fantastic.”
Lamouchi is a matter of days into his Forest tenure, but is already making his mark.
Those at his disposal have been made aware of what is expected from them.
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Cash is chomping at the bit to get going, adding: “He’s been brilliant.
“He’s helping me improve as a player already, in the first four or five days. He’s telling me different things and that’s all we want as players, to be told our roles and jobs. It’s brilliant.”
Forest will be hoping to hit the ground running when competitive action resumes.
There are still four weeks of preparation to be taken in before West Brom visit the City Ground on August 3.
By that point, Cash is planning to be in peak condition.
He contributed eight goals and two assists to the collective cause last season, but is looking to build on those numbers and become a key part of Lamouchi’s grand plan.
On his personal targets, Cash said: “To score as many goals as I can. I think every attacking player says that, to score and create goals and do well for the team.
“Obviously the main thing is the three points on a Saturday but if I can help create or score, then that will help it.”
Academy graduate Cash will also be looking to pass a notable individual milestone next term, with just four more outings required to reach 100 for Forest.