Gary Brazil: This is a sign Nottingham Forest are heading in the right direction

Nottingham Forest coach Gary Brazil has explained why he's pleased there is interest in the club's players and staff.

Nottingham Forest youth coach Gary Brazil told Forest Player that he feels the current levels of interest in the club’s players and staff, are at the right sort of level.

Brazil suggested that it’s a positive for Forest that so many sides are looking to poach their best people, but he urged anyone linked with a move away to bear in mind the size and stature of Nottingham Forest as a football club.

“We’ve got clubs showing an interest in our staff. We’ve got Premier League clubs showing an interest in our players. This is exactly where we should be for a club of our size,” he told Forest Player.

“Make no mistake, this is a massive football club – If a club comes in with a bid where we accept that bid, it’s a different thing but we’re not looking to give away our best players.”

Why Freedman has a massive job to do

Nottingham Forest first team boss Dougie Freedman has a massive role to play in terms of keeping the club’s best young players and best staff at the football club.

It’s going to be difficult for Forest to replace anyone they lose between now and the end of the transfer window, and beyond in the case of staff, because the club isn’t in a position where it’s possible to throw a lot of cash at new players.

All Freedman can do, along with coaches like Brazil, is stress the benefits of what Nottingham Forest create.

Forest are one of the biggest clubs in the country and a side that has a good chance of getting in and around the top six in a very difficult division by this time next year.

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