‘Like a new signing’: Some Forest fans encouraged by Thomas Lam's friendly inclusion

Jacob Butterfield of Derby County closes down Thomas Lam of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Nottingham Forest at iPro Stadium on December...

Nottingham Forest beat Lincoln Red Imps 5-0 in a friendly on Wednesday.

Thomas Lam of Nottingham Forest poses for a photo with a young fan before the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Wigan Athletic and Nottingham Forest at the DW Stadium on January 7,...

Nottingham Forest supporters have taken to social networking site Twitter to show their encouragement at defender Thomas Lam being given a second chance by manager Aitor Karanka.

The Finland international was included for Forest’s 5-0 thumping win over Lincoln Red Imps to kick off their pre-season campaign, performing well and giving Karanka something to think about over the coming weeks.

Referee Keith Stroud yellow cards Thomas Lam during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest at St James' Park on December 30, 2016 in Newcastle upon...

After joining the club in 2016, Lam spent last season on loan at Twente after being told by former manager Mark Warburton how he wasn’t in his plans for the 2017-18 Championship campaign.

But now he appears to have been handed a fresh opportunity by Karanka, with some supporters encouraged by his inclusion, believing that he could be like a brand-new signing at no extra cost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lam, at 24, has plenty of potential and upon his move to the City Ground he had impressed, arriving with a decent reputation after performing well during a two-tear spell in Holland’s top flight at Zwolle.

Thomas Lam of Nottingham Forest battles for the ball with Jamie Paterson of Bristol City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Nottingham Forest at Ashton Gate on...

With Karanka renowned for his meticulous defensive training and his side’s ability to keep clean sheets, Lam could soon develop into a quality player at the club and make a telling contribution this coming season.

In the meantime, the centre-back will be hoping to provide competition for the first-team and push the likes of Joe Worrall and Daniel Fox for a regular starting spot.

Four of Forest's five goals against Lincoln were impressively scored by academy players.

 

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