New Nottingham Forest signing Glenn Murray has said that he couldn’t be scoring goals ‘for a better club’ after his brace in the Reds’ 3-0 win over Wycombe Wanderers.
On his first start since signing for Forest on deadline day of the January transfer window, Murray led the line impeccably and got two goals for his efforts.
The first was sublime, as he span his marker and then beat Wycombe stopper Ryan Allsopp from 25 yards, while his second was a confidently dispatched penalty.
Speaking to BBC Radio Nottingham after the game, Murray is confident he can still contribute at this level and is ecstatic to be proving that for Forest.
“I still believe I can score goals at this level,” Murray said. “That’s why I came up to Nottingham.
“Chris Hughton was a huge part of me making the decision and it couldn’t be for a better club than Nottingham Forest.”
Murray started after it emerged that Lewis Grabban had picked up a knock in the 2-1 win over Coventry City, surprisingly given the nod ahead of Lyle Taylor.
However, also speaking to BBC Radio Nottingham, Reds boss Hughton explained why he didn’t give it a second thought to start Murray and also offered an update on Grabban’s situation.
“He hasn’t played a lot of football, but one thing I know about Glenn is he’s a fit lad and looks after himself,” Hughton said.
“He’s not a player that’s ever had to worry about pace, it’s about having that nous around the box. I had no hesitation playing him.
“(Regarding Grabban) We couldn’t afford to take that risk today. It was something that he felt in the last game.
“We’re hoping that he’ll train in the latter part of the week and see if he’s available for next weekend.”
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