Former Aston Villa defender Eric Lichaj has joined Championship outfit Nottingham Forest following his release from Villa Park. 

Lichaj has made the move to the East Midlands following a difficult season at Villa in which he made only 18 league appearances all season. 

Lichaj joined Villa in 2008, but the constant shift of managers has meant that the American international has quickly fallen down the pecking order, ultimately resulting in his exit. 

Lichaj becomes Billy Davies' second signing of the summer after former Millwall striker Darius Henderson. 

And the defender who has been capped eight times by the United States national team feels that the move can only help his progress in his career.

"It's a very good club, who are ambitious to go into the Premier League and that's where I want to be as well. 

"Nottingham Forest were keen to sign me and I didn't hesitate at all to come here. My preferred position is right-back but I can play left-back as well," Lichaj told BBC East Midlands Today

Lichaj also highlighted that he is ready to give his all in order to help Forest to return to the top flight. 

"I always give 100% no matter what the situation is, that is first and foremost for me. I will be working my butt off, as an American would say!" added Lichaj.


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