Forest summer signing Chris Burke: 'I'm really honoured to be playing in the red jersey'

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Nottingham Forest winger Chris Burke has enjoyed his time at the club so far.

Nottingham Forest's Chris Burke says he didn't realise how big the club was until he joined this summer.

The 30-year-old arrived on a free transfer during the transfer window and has made a positive start to his Forest career, producing a number of eye-catching appearances to date. 

Burke's willingness to run at defenders and quality deliveries have given Stuart Pearce's side a new dimension and the winger says he is enjoying being able to represent a side of such stature. 

"I'm thoroughly enjoying my time here," Burke told the club's official site. "I didn't realise how big the football club was until I stepped out onto the pitch for the first time. I'm really honoured to be playing in the red jersey."

The Scottish winger plays his part in one of the most dynamic attacking units in the Championship

Forest have scored 29 times in their first 18 league fixtures, with Burke's talents complementing the likes of Britt Assombalonga and Michail Antonio. 

Despite their obvious threat, the Reds have just come through a bad run of form which saw them slip out of the play-off places.

Pearce's men failed to win for 10 games, before picking up two wins in their last two fixtures and they will be hoping that they are over their bad patch for the campaign now.

The side's attention will be firmly focused on trying to beat Birmingham City this weekend and the game is likely to mean more to Burke than many others in the squad. 

Burke joined Forest from the Blues and will be keen to show his former side exactly what they are missing on Saturday. 

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