'I'm itching to play a part' - Forest ace David Vaughan tired of backseat role

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Nottingham Forest's David Vaughan has spoken today of his need for more first-team chances.

Nottingham Forest midfielder David Vaughan admits that he is starting to grow frustrated with his lack of starting opportunities. 

The experienced central-midfielder has missed much of the campaign so far with injury and has had to take a backseat role, as a result. 

Vaughan had an excellent season during the last campaign, playing a pivotal role for the Reds, but he has had to watch from afar this time around. 

A major part of this has been because of his fitness issues, caused by a lengthy injury, but even when fit Stuart Pearce has favoured others in his first-team. 

Vaughan has made just six appearances so far and he revealed today that he is staring to become tired of sitting on the substitutes' bench. 

"It has been frustrating for me. My injury history has been well documented," Vaughan told the Nottingham Post.

"But I have been fit for the last two months, or six weeks certainly. I have played a few games and been left out for a few games.

"It is the manager's decision and it is frustrating, but I will keep going. I am itching to play a part."

If Vaughan does come back into the team he has the ability to dictate play for the team and set-up chances for their more attacking stars. 

Although the former Blackpool man is not the most physically imposing of midfielders, he does have great technical ability and it was thought that he may be able to thrive with such pace ahead of him.  

The signings of Chris Burke, Michail Antonio and Britt Assombalonga have increased Forest's attacking threat considerably and it is the sort of system that Vaughan would be expected to thrive in. 

His form so far this season, when given a fleeting chance, has been indifferent though and, given the depth of Pearce's squad, he will know that his standards will need to be raised the next time he is handed a chance. 

Forest take on Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend, as they look to build on the victory they picked up against Norwich City in their last fixture. 

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