David Vaughan explains he's happy with his impact at Forest this season

Experienced Nottingham Forest midfielder David Vaughan says he's fairly pleased with his personal start to the season.

Nottingham Forest midfielder David Vaughan told the club’s official website that he’s happy with the start he’s made to the season.

Vaughan provides Forest boss Dougie Freedman with a solid and experienced option through the middle of his team and he’s also stressed that he hopes his injury issues are now behind him.

Hopefully, he can now get his head down, make a series of appearances in the first team picture and help the club to get moving in the right direction this season.

“I’ve been doing my own programme in the gym which has helped a lot and hopefully my injuries are behind me,” he told nottinghamforest.co.uk.

“I’ve been fairly pleased with my start to the season. I was disappointed not to start at Bolton last week but it was nice to come on and score.”

“Hopefully I can get a good run of games in the team this term.”

The need for an experienced head

Nottingham Forest have a very young and developing side in different areas with Ben Osborn and Olly Burke good examples of two players who are going to be vital to the side over the next couple of seasons.

However, they can’t carry the weight of expectation on their own and Vaughan is a good example of an experienced head Freedman can install into the side next to them, as he looks to get the balance right.

Forest is a massive football club and Freedman needs to know that there are players like Vaughan in his squad ready to step in and demand more from younger players, as well as protecting them when necessary.

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