The Polish international has been speaking to So Foot this week about his career and how he came to be a Forest player.
Nottingham Forest's Damien Perquis and Birmingham City's Lukas Jutkiewicz in action
“Assistant coach Serge Romano knows me since my years at Troyes. When I was seventeen, I was training with Alain Perrin, he was already on the staff. It was he who contacted me.
“I was ready to come back. It was a discussion between us, he had no club at the time. One day, I get a message where he said he signed Nottingham Forest with Philippe Montanier, they seek a centre-back and can talk to me. After the coach called me, everything was ok.”
Marvin Emnes of Blackburn Rovers and Damien Perquis of Nottingham Forest in action
He went on to talk about his role in the Forest team. He explained how Forest manager Philippe Montanier wanted him to be a leader in the back-line for the Championship side:
“The coach was clear with me. He wanted me to bring my experience and that I manage things a little.
“We have many young players after the tactical change, it's his choice. With my experience, I've played in that system. I feel comfortable in a back four or three, so my vision has not changed too much.”
The Polish international, who joined Forest from MLS side Toronto FC in the summer, has had a mixed start to life at the club.
Birmingham's Clayton Donaldson in action with Nottingham Forest’s Damien Perquis
He has impressed in some fixtures but Forest have one of the leakiest defences in the Championship this season and as the apparent leader of that part of the pitch the Pole must take a large portion of the blame for the defensive frailties at the club.
Hopefully Perquis and the back-line can build on the recent clean sheet against Ipswich Town in their clash with Barnsley this evening.