Hamer describes the challenge he wanted to embrace on joining Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Ben Hamer has explained that the entire squad buys into the vision of manager Dougie Freedman.

Nottingham Forest summer signing Ben Hamer has told Forest Player that he was keen to embrace the challenge of the club trying to win promotion into the Premier League.

After meetings with manager Dougie Freedman, Hamer has suggested that he was on the same page in terms of the huge challenge facing the club, with the side’s first game of the new Championship season against Brighton at the end of this week.

“I was very happy because it’s a massive club and luckily for me, it was only around the corner – With the gaffer’s ambition to get the club back into the Premier League and the players buying into that, it was a challenge that I really wanted to come into,” he told Forest Player.

“I wanted to come here for a season and fortunately that’s what’s happened and with a bit of luck I can get my head down and get playing some games again.”

What’s a realistic aim for Forest this season?

Nottingham Forest have a solid infrastructure and a solid support base alongside a manager who is trying to bring out the best qualities in his squad.

Freedman is trying to create a strong bond between the team and the supporters, which will be important over the course of the next year.

There’s no reason why the club shouldn’t be aiming for a position in the top six, though it will depend on a little bit of luck in terms of key players managing to stay fit.

Unfortunately for Forest, they are not in a position where they can throw big money at creating a large squad, but they have the passion and desire in their younger players to prove plenty of people wrong.

A good start and consistency during busy periods will be the crucial factors.

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