Nottingham Forest striker Lewis Grabban has insisted he is happy at the City Ground ahead of tomorrow’s game with Brentford.
The talisman has endured a torrid season both with regards to fitness and form, scoring just three goals.
Ahead of the trip to West London, Grabban has been speaking to Nottinghamshire Live.
The 33-year-old was keen to quash any notion of him being unhappy at the club – as suggested by plenty of supporters on social media.
He told Nottinghamshire Live: “I see a lot of people talking it seems a lot know more than I do!
“I’m at the club and I never said I wanted to leave. A lot of it is just hot air, to be honest.
“It is what it is. People can say what they want to say.
“I’m happy here. I’d like to be scoring more goals, obviously.
“People maybe attribute not scoring as many to me wanting to leave – you see a load of stuff.
“I’m just trying to do my job.”
Does Grabban have a future at Forest?
Based on these comments it would suggest the striker is keen to see out his contract at the City Ground.
His current deal expires in 2022 and based on his form over the last 12 months, clubs will hardly be queuing up to sign him in the summer.
In 106 games for the Reds, he has found the net on 40 occasions, with 20 of those goals coming during 2019/20.
Grabban appears keen to kick-start his poor campaign and doing so would certainly get some of the supporter critique off his case.
Ultimately he’s paid to score goals, however, and that is something which needs addressing on his part.
Grabban could find himself still at the City Ground when the players return for pre-season in the summer.
The hope will be that he can benefit from a good rest during the off-season and come back like the Grabban of old.
At 33, his chances of doing that might be slim and that throws up a big decision for boss Chris Hughton to make.