Nottingham Forest supporters have reacted favourably to boss Aitor karanka’s latest message to the fans via social networking site Twitter, with one in particular pleading with the Spaniard to never leave.
The former Real Madrid defender became Forest’s new manager in January, replacing Mark Warburton who spent just over six months in charge at the City Ground.
Karanka has promotion experience from the Championship with former side Middlesbrough, and he knows that Forest have a history of dumping managers if they cannot accomplish short-term goals.
His reign at the City Ground started in quite disappointing fashion, falling to Hull City in the FA Cup and losing four of his first five Championship games to leave the side looking nervously over their shoulder.
An unbeaten run of six league games, however, has lifted spirits around the club and their battling display in the recent 0-0 draw with East Midlands rivals Derby County was looked upon favourably by fans.
Taking to social networking site Twitter in order to communicate with fans, Karanka told the Forest faithful that their support has been crucial in helping the team progress and he feels they are on the right track.
The arrival of as many as six players during the January transfer window has certainly helped, but arguably what pleases Forest fans most is the continued development of their star young players.
The likes of Ben Osborn, Ben Brereton and Matty Cash all started the derby clash with the Rams and each put in a solid performance as the Reds restricted Gary Rowett’s promotion-chasing side to few chances.
Up next for Forest is a tricky trip to Bramall Lane to face Sheffield United, but on current form they have every chance of picking up a positive result and making it four successive away games without defeat.
You give poets reasons to write. Artists the inspiration to paint. Drinkers something to celebrate. Please never leave. My heart couldn't take it x— Chief Clancy (@WiggumCharm) March 13, 2018
I finally trust and have faith in a forest manager. Well done gaffer— Tony Martin (@nffcSVC) March 13, 2018
You have turned us around into a team that’s hard to beat and capable of taking points off anyone, thank you. You reds!!— Jack Moore (@JackxMoorex) March 13, 2018
Absolute hero— S (@KarankaFan) March 13, 2018
We love you at Forest— RIP Squidman m8 (@rbikys) March 13, 2018
Bring on the blades— Jason (@JasonIB93) March 13, 2018
Really like your style of management. Like what your doing at Nottingham Forest. The players you have bought are really amazing. Can’t wait for next season .— David Hoyle (@forest1952) March 13, 2018
Just need a really good d striker now.