Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp has told the Super Six Podcast of his appreciation for the Nottingham Forest fan base.

Sharp spent the 2012/13 campaign on loan at the City Ground and plunged 11 goals and five assists in 40 appearances for the club.

Billy Davies arriving at the club scuppered any hopes of a permanent deal, with the boss not really fancying Sharp as a regular starter

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The 35-year-old has been a proven Championship goalscorer throughout his career and helped Sheffield United to promotion during 2018/19.


In 283 games for his boyhood club, he’s found the net on 110 occasions.

Sharp has proved a popular figure to fans of every club he has played for during a long career.

Speaking to Laura Woods and Adebayo Akinfenwa, the Premier League talisman showed his appreciation to Forest supporters.

He told the Super Six Podcast: “It’s such a huge club with so much history. I went there after my personal issue and the supporters were so supportive, they got right behind me from day one.

“To score a goal at the Trent End was a special feeling and the fans really helped me.”

What happened to Sharp at Forest?

Quite simply, Billy Davies happened.

The often controversial manager didn’t fancy Sharp from the off and often preferred Simon Cox in attack.

As a loan signing that was never going to bode well for the Sheffield-born star and the following season he signed for Reading.

Looking back, it was probably a mistake not to sign Sharp on a permanent basis.

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He has proven throughout his career that with a run of games, he will score goals – particularly in the Championship.

The striker has enjoyed a solid career and Forest supporters will probably take heart from his kind words about the way they treated him.

As with many players, Sharp has proved to be one that got away from Forest’s grasp.

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