£5m star Britt Assombalonga speaks on Nottingham Forest delight

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Nottingham Forest striker Britt Assombalonga says he is thrilled with life at the club.

Britt Assombalonga has hailed Nottingham Forest's fanbase and says playing in front of such large crowds is inspiring his form.

The striker has 10 goals this season in the Championship, netting in their last game to help break their win-less streak and defeat Norwich City.

Speaking to the club website, Assombalonga said he is loving life at the club: 

"When I was at Peterborough there was sometimes only 6,000 fans, but here there are over 20,000 all the time.

"You can’t really hear anything on the pitch when the fans are singing.

“As a little kid you always think ‘when will this day come?’, and that day’s come for me.”

There were a few eyebrows raised in the summer when Forest spent £5 million to sign him, with his prolific form previously coming in League One rather than the Championship.

After making a fast start, his form trailed off along with the rest of the squad, but his tail is clearly up heading into the weekend's clash with Wolves, who lost their last game 5-0 to Forest's East Midlands rivals Derby County.

Forest's average attendance this season is 24,000, which is above the 21,000 average at Molineux where the side travel this weekend. 

Assomabalonga appears a good bet to hit 25 goals this campaign, and if he does do that then Forest will have a great chance of finishing at least in the play-offs, and then bigger stadia and crowds await should they achieve their Premier League dream.

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