£1.5m Forest signing would welcome even more additions in January

Nottingham Forest's Michail Antonio says he would welcome the club signing more players in January.

Nottingham Forest's Michail Antonio says that he would welcome the club bringing in more additions in January, to ensure promotion.

The side have established themselves as title contenders in the Championship after a brilliant start to the campaign and Antonio feels that a recruitment drive in January could help them achieve promotion. 

Although it would increase competition in the squad, the former Sheffield Wednesday winger says he would rather have further quality in the squad to help the side out.

"We would welcome that [more additions]," he said to the Nottingham Post. "You always want competition as a footballer, at least you should do," 

"For me, it makes you try harder, it makes you be better, quite simply, as a player.

"If you haven't got competition for your place, as a player, you can become complacent and too comfortable.

"If that happens, then you are not going to perform at the standard that you need to.

"I would welcome more signings. For me, the more the merrier."

Forest are still unbeaten so far this campaign, so any new addition would have their work cut out breaking into the team.

Antonio has been one of the stars in this run, too, so he must feel that his position is fairly secure.

The winger has formed a potent partnership in attacking situations with Britt Assombalonga, another summer addition, and between them they have contributed the bulk of Forest's goals. 

It is not just going forward that Stuart Pearce's side have been impressive, though, as their defence has also remained resolute. 

The challenge now will be for the side to continue their momentum after the international break and Antonio believes their first two games - against Cardiff City and Watford - will be a test of how good a chance they have of making it to the Premier League. 

"It is a barometer for how far we have come, definitely. The games after the break will all be challenging games," he said. 

"They are going to be teams who are pushing at the end of the season and we have to prove that we can do it too; that we can be contenders for automatic promotion.

"That is what we want and we have to prove we have that capability."

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