Nottingham Forest newcomer Cyrus Christie has sent a message to the Reds supporters as he prepares to make his debut on Friday in the game at Huddersfield Town.
Christie has checked in for the season from Fulham and he fronted up the club’s official website ahead of a trip to West Yorkshire tomorrow night.
Forest have lost their first three matches of the 2020/21 campaign, failing to score a goal in the cup match at Barnsley and in two Championship fixtures.
The Reds have bolstered their ranks further this week with Harry Arter arriving from Bournemouth and Scott McKenna signing from Aberdeen.
Christie thinks the club’s new signings will hope keep morale high ahead of Friday.
He told the club’s official website: “I’m sure the new lads coming in will hopefully lift the morale and boost the confidence of the squad, and we need to look forward to Friday night and getting the victory.”
Forest could do with a victory and with Sabri Lamouchi backed to the tune of 11 new signings, the ball is now firmly in his court.
After last season’s capitulation on the final day of the campaign, supporters are getting restless and desperate to see an upturn in fortunes.
Ahead of Friday, Christie sent a message to the Forest faithful regarding the team’s current form.
He continued: “At Fulham, for the first promotion we were down in the table and ended up finishing third so that is what the Championship is.
“It’s a rollercoaster season and the fans and everyone needs to be patient.
“Once the wins start coming, and hopefully they come in big groups, we can push on and kick ourselves up the table.”
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The Reds do have 44 games to get themselves into promotion contention but it’s always easier being in front rather than chasing.
With the squad pretty much completed now, a settled side should start to emerge in the coming weeks.
With that in mind, Christie is perhaps right to call for patience but wrong in the sense that after last season a couple of wins would do wonders.
For the new players, the challenge is to lift the spirits and help those that were at the club last season get over the massive disappointment.