Forest star Darlow: Newcastle move has not changed me

Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Karl Darlow says that he has not changed as a result of a planned move to Newcastle United.

Nottingham Forest's Karl Darlow insists that a move to Newcastle United has not changed his intention of guiding the Reds to the Premier League.

Darlow was controversially allowed to join Newcastle on a permanent transfer this summer, but has immediately been loaned back to the City Ground and he is adamant that his targets remain the same. 

“Not a lot has changed for me, because I am still playing for Forest and I am settled here having played here for the last couple of seasons," he said to the Nottingham Post. 

“I look forward to the new challenge in the summer, when it comes, but I am delighted to be playing for such a great club right now.

My goals have not changed – I still want to help Nottingham Forest to win promotion. Whichever team I play for, I am going to give 100 per cent. That will be the same throughout my career,”

Darlow is set to be a mainstay in the Forest side and Stuart Pearce's men will be reliant on him maintaining his high standards.

The worry was that he could have been distracted by a move to the Premier League, but Darlow's form has disproved that opinion and his approach seems to be refreshingly level headed.

The English stopper has kept three clean-sheets in his last three league games for Forest and been a major reason behind their success. 

Forest are currently unbeaten this campaign and they will be determined to keep this run up to consolidate their position in the top two. 

More recently, they have drawn too many games, as the goalscoring form that they started the season has not been as evident, but Darlow still feels that the side are in a good position. 

They take on Ipswich at the weekend and the 23-year-old is targeting taking all three points before getting an extended rest from club football due to the impending international break. 

We have made a very good start and we have Ipswich to come, before the international break, so hopefully we will go in to that in a strong position,” he said.

“We want to give ourselves something to build on, when we come back from that break.”

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