Former Nottingham Forest midfielder Chris Cohen has told the club’s media team that redeveloping the City Ground will help the club attract more quality players.
The Reds are pumping £100 million into the planned redevelopments, with the Peter Taylor Stand to be the main beneficiary of the work carried out.
New hospitality areas, dressing rooms and media suites will also be added during the work, which is likely to commence in the summer of 2020.
Cohen is now the club’s under-23 assistant manager. He retired from playing at the end of the 2017/18 campaign having played 303 games for the Reds.
The 32-year-old is excited for the redevelopments to start and believes it will only benefit the club.
He told the club’s media team: “I think it attracts players, most definitely. I think even doing the changing rooms a couple of years ago was a big step.
“To see what the plan is when it’s going to be implemented with the megastore and the amount of hospitality we’ll be able to use, it just grows the club.
“With the history we’ve got, we’re always going to be a massive football club, but to go alongside that history it needs the kind of development the new owners are putting into it.”
Cohen was a quality player for the Reds during his 11 seasons at the football club. The majority of the supporters are delighted that he is still around in some capacity and he could go onto become a fine coach.
Having played in the last Forest team to make the play-offs, Cohen knows all about what it takes to really make the mark at Forest.
He was a regular in Billy Davies’ teams that reached the top-six in back-to-back seasons and you can sense that he is excited about the City Ground redevelopments.
Forest are currently fifth in the Championship and under Sabri Lamouchi there is a sense that promotion can be obtained in the not so distant future.
The Reds will go in search of more new recruits during the January transfer window. Talks of the future plans at the club will surely delight any players mulling over a move to Forest and could hand them an edge on some of their Championship rivals.