Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Nicky Hogarth has claimed that he’s loving life after leaving Rangers during the summer transfer window.
The custodian swapped Rangers for Forest in the summer. He has been a regular with Andy Reid’s under-23 outfit that are now chasing a play-off place.
Hogarth is in Scot Gemmill’s squad for Euro under-21 qualifiers against Turkey and Kazhakstan over the next fortnight.
It’s the first time he’s been called into the squad and he will hope to cap the call-up by getting himself off the mark in the way of caps.
Forest have a history of producing players from their academy. Hogarth will now hope to benefit from the club’s system in the coming years.
He’s happy with how he’s settled at Forest and has suggested that he doesn’t regret leaving Rangers.
He told the Scottish Daily Express: “It’s been really good moving to Forest. It’s been a lot different to Scotland but I feel I’m improving each week. I have been playing for Nottingham Forest’s Under-23s. I have also trained with the first team which has been a very good experience.”
Goalkeeper union is exceptional at Forest and Hogarth can benefit
Ethan Horvath is currently the number one goalkeeper. Brice Samba is just behind him and he’s an experienced number one also.
Jordan Smith is the third choice but then after that, you have to say Hogarth is the next academy cab out of the rank.
Youngster George Shelvey didn’t really do much at Mansfield and he’s likely to leave when his contract expires during the summer.
That could see Hogarth regularly training with the first team, whilst he’s likely to continue getting games with the under-23s or our on loan.
Goalkeepers don’t look in short supply at Forest and the Reds could be in safe hands for the future with Hogarth.