Zach Clough has opened up on his time at Nottingham Forest after signing for Adelaide United for the rest of the campaign.

The attacking midfielder has left Carlisle on a free transfer to sign for the A-League outfit on a short-term deal.

Clough signed for Forest in 2017 but after a bright start to life on Trentside, he endured a frustrating spell at the City Ground.

The former Bolton man cost Forest £2.5 million. It was actually Gary Brazil who brought him to the club when he was in caretaker charge.

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Clough is still only 26 and departed Forest after making just 31 appearances during his time at the club. He scored four goals and registered three assists.

The versatile forward has claimed that the chopping and changing of managers on Trentside didn’t help his case for more Forest appearances.

He told Adelaide United’s official website: “I started off really well there.

“But it was kind of like a lot of changes in managers, coming and going and the ownership changed. I feel like they probably didn’t want at the club but I still had three years on my contract.

“It’s one of those things in football. A lot of players come and go and if you’re not wanted, you’re just not wanted from the get-go really.

“It was nothing to do with the football it was probably more finances.”

Sympathy: Clough at Forest will remain a mystery

It’s somewhat sad to think how Clough’s career has panned out.

When he checked in at Forest he did so at an age where he had bags of potential and it appeared a really exciting signing.

His start to life at the City Ground was pretty good and it seemed as though he’d enjoy a decent time of things.

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Clough struggled to impress a number of managers though and he soon become part of a group of players training away from the first team.

The youngster seemed to be one player who seemed to relish the move to Forest but for whatever reason, he couldn’t get hooked up with another club.

Clough can clearly play and he will now be hoping to use his spell in Australia as the springboard to bigger things.

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