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Damien Perquis downbeat on Poland chances despite Nottingham Forest move

Republic of Ireland's Conor Sammon in action with Poland's Damien Perquis (L)

The Polish international has not played for his country in over three years.

Republic of Ireland's Conor Sammon in action with Poland's Damien Perquis (L)Republic of Ireland's Conor Sammon in action with Poland's Damien Perquis (L)

Nottingham Forest have made some shrewd additions to their first-team this season, with Polish defender Damien Perquis a decent looking recruit after he moved over from MLS side Toronto.

The French-born talent is an experienced central defender who should bring some class to the defensive options at the club.

He is also, as previously mentioned, an international.

Ukraine's Olexandr Zinchenko and Poland's Tomasz Jodlowiec in actionUkraine's Olexandr Zinchenko and Poland's Tomasz Jodlowiec in action

The 32-year-old has 14 caps for the Polish national team, having made his debut in 2011 and was part of the country’s squad for the European Championships on home soil in 2012.

However, he has not featured for Poland since taking on the Republic of Ireland in February 2013.

Speaking to Foot 365 this week he has spoken about his ambition to get back into the Polish national fold now he is back playing in Europe:

“I was in the United States and they did not call me. Still, I did not have a bad season. Maybe back to Europe and show me in the Championship, it might help me, but I'm not convinced.

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“I was not necessarily disappointed not to be taken for the Euros, because I had not played any of the qualifying campaign.

“I followed it in a Polish restaurant in Toronto where I had my habits, I watched the games with my buddies, I was passionate and behind this team.”

The Polish national team has come on a long way in recent years and the Forest newbie is up against some very talented players in his fight for a place in the Poland back-four.

But if he can have a productive season at the City Ground then perhaps he can fight his way into the plans of Poland boss Adam Nawalka.

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