Jamaal Lascelles' message to Nottingham Forest fans

The Forest defender is grateful for their support - and could have understood if they were frustrated enough to be turned away by their side.

Nottingham Forest defender Jamaal Lascelles has thanked supporters for their patience this term and wants to repay their faith in the side, according to the club's official website.

Lascelles, currently on loan at the City Ground after leaving Forest for Newcastle United on a permanent deal before being loaned back, has been the subject of heavy criticism from supporters this campaign.

But Nottingham Forest fans have stuck by their team during the good times and the bad, especially on the terraces, and the centre-back is looking to repay their faith with a home win against Bolton Wanderers tomorrow afternoon.

“The fans have stuck with us throughout this season so we’d like to repay them with another home win tomorrow. They could easily have turned against us during the bad run but they haven’t," he told Forest Player.

“We were on a bit of a bad run but hopefully we've turned the corner now with these last few results. Hopefully we can keep that going tomorrow and pick up what would be a massive three points."

New Forest boss Dougie Freedman will be facing Bolton for the first time since returning to management - the side he was in charge of last in the Championship.

Nottingham Forest sit 10th in the standings, with Freedman guiding Lascelles and co to two wins and a draw since replacing club icon Stuart Pearce rather instantly.

Forest's last league clash was a remarkable 4-4 draw at Blackpool, where a terrible pitch led to goals galore.

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