Chris Burke suggests he's already under pressure ahead of new season

Nottingham Forest player Chris Burke feels he must add goals and assists to his game over the next few months.

Experienced Nottingham Forest star Chris Burke told Forest Player that he feels under pressure to add goals and assists to his game whenever he plays.

Burke is likely to be a key player for Dougie Freedman over the course of the next year, as he looks for his side to get into a position where they can challenge for a place in the top six.

Burke has already shown a good eye for goal in his career and he will be confident at the moment, following a stunning strike in Forest’s recent friendly game against Doncaster Rovers.

“In my position you need to offer something in terms of goals and assists or else you’re out of the team and obviously I’ll try my best to do that – At the end of the day it’s about the team,” he told Forest Player.

Experience will be key

Regardless of what Burke offers as a player, the arguably biggest factor he brings to the table is his experience.

He will be a calming influence for Freedman to have in his team and someone who will be important in terms of helping younger players to settle into the side.

It’s important that Freedman has as many players as possible in his team, who are capable of being more than just effective players in key positions.

Proactive thinking

What will further encourage Freedman is that Burke is being proactive over the way he thinks about his role in the team.

He’s not someone who is determined to be a passenger during games, with a reliance on other players to do the bulk of the attacking work.

Any goals and assists he produces over the next few months will be a bonus and something which can hopefully get the club into a very good position.

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