Nottingham Forest's new signing Jonathan Greening has stated his high hopes for the coming season, hoping to emulate his promotion-winning spell at West Brom.

The 32-year-old, who started his career with Manchester United, will bring a wealth of playing experience to Steve McClaren's squad.

"I spoke to the manager and, with Forest being such a big club, he told me about the challenge ahead.

"I am really looking forward to it," continued Greening. "There is a good squad here and they are trying to add a few more players as well, I think.

"I thought the club was going places and has a real good shot at winning the Championship."


Greening, who once played for England at Under 21 level, is happy to work under former England manager McClaren.

"I understand the way he likes to play. His teams are very organised, but they like to play as well," he said of the manager, who successfully took Dutch side FC Twente to the Eredivisie title.

The midfielder recalled his six year career with West Bromwich Albion, during which time the club earned promotion to the Premier League.

"I remember when we lost in the play-off final with West Brom, people said that we would never get promotion playing the way that we played.

"But the following season we went up as champions, having passed a lot of teams off the park. Hopefully, we can prove the same point with Forest. You can get out of the Championship by playing football.

"If we can get used to the way he wants to do things quickly, we can hopefully get the season off to a good start, and it is possible to play football and be a success at this level."

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