Scott McKenna has heaped praise on the Nottingham Forest fan base ahead of tomorrow’s trip to face QPR.
In an interview with the club’s official website, the Scotland international claimed his delight at seeing Forest pick up in recent weeks.
The 24-year-old has managed to stay fit so far this season, starting every game in the Championship.
Last season was a stop-start one for the centre-back during his maiden campaign in England after a switch from Aberdeen.
McKenna is a fan favourite at Forest and he’s proving to be one of the team’s most important players.
He has turned the praise around on the fans and also spoken of his delight at the club’s upturn in fortunes.
The defender told the club’s official website: “I don’t like looking back too much but look where we were five or six weeks ago. I don’t think anyone could have imagined that we’d be four points off the top-seven at this stage. There’s a lot of teams on 21 points and we’ve got a chance to get to 20 points on Friday and get behind them.
“You see the attendances home and away, we had 28,000 at the weekend which is massive for any team in the Championship. Even when we travel away we have 3,000-4,000 which is incredible.”
Fan backing can help Forest this season
It’s hard to imagine looking back at seven weeks ago that Forest would be taking nearly 4000 supporters to a game in London on a Friday night.
That means that the message is clear and fans are enjoying supporting Forest once again.
Under Cooper, the Reds will have an identity. Given the nature of the Championship, Forest won’t win every game but there are reasons to be cheerful.
It’s still early days for the new head coach and he will still be learning each day different things about his squad.
Forest should have a go in each and every game these days and that makes for an exciting future at the City Ground.
As for McKenna, all he can do is continue doing his best in each game and showcasing his quality.
On Sunday, he did endure a rare dodgy game and he will hope to park that performance and play out of his skin once again tomorrow.