Nottingham Forest newcomer Sam Surridge has given Nottinghamshire Live an insight as to what sort of striker he is.
The striker checked in from Stoke on deadline day and has made substitute appearances in Forest’s last three games.
He won a penalty at Blackburn as Forest won 2-0 and on Saturday it was his delicious ball that allowed Max Lowe to set up Brennan Johnson.
Surridge had fallen down the favour at Stoke, despite only signing for the Potters in the summer from Bournemouth.
Steve Cooper previously signed the striker when he was at Swansea and clearly, he sees something in the 23-year-old.
Following his arrival, Surridge has been discussing in a recent interview what sort of talisman he hopes to be for Forest.
He told Nottinghamshire Live: “I haven’t come here to be a sub, I want to be a started. At the moment, if my job is coming on and helping the team, then that’s what I’ll do.
“I will always work as hard as I can and put a shift in.
“Goals help confidence. I think once I get one, I’ll get a few. I think I’ve done everything but score so far! It’s just about helping the team.”
So far so good for Surridge at Forest
It’s never easy coming into a new club, especially when it’s to a team that plays a different brand of football. Surridge, however, is settling nicely at Forest.
The Reds talisman looks like a decent addition for £2 million and it seems obvious that the goals will come in the near future.
Crucially, Surridge is a Cooper signing. He has worked with him before and ultimately, he knows exactly what he’s all about.
Forest fans will be delighted to hear the 23-year-old suggest that he’s a workhorse. A mandatory requirement among an expectant fan base is someone who delivers maximum effort.
If Surridge stays true to his word he will undoubtedly become a Forest hit.