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Andy Reid comments on his playing and coaching future at Nottingham Forest after 19 month injury absence

The Nottingham Forest veteran has been struggling with a long-term injury.

Nottingham Forest midfielder Andy Reid has been a part of the coaching staff recently after taking up a role at the club after Dougie Freedman was shown the exit.

The Irishman is however still a registered player with the club, although will not play another game for the club this season because of a serious and ongoing injury problem.

Reid is actually out of contract at the club in the summer and considering his current injured status it would be very odd to see Forest offer him a new deal of any significance as a player.

But as a coach he might remain and today he spoke to BBC Nottingham Sport about his future plans – although joked that he would not be informing the press of anything just yet:

“I’m just getting on with what I am doing. I have really enjoyed getting out on the training pitch with the lads again.

“We’ll just do our best in these next two games then we’ll sit down and look at things then.

“I’ve really enjoyed the coaching stuff and I am doing my badges so that’s a direction I definitely want to head in.

“Obviously, I am probably the same as a lot of people. My future is up in the air as well at the end of the season. So we’ll just have to wait and see.

“Yes I have it (what I want to do in the future) in my mind. But I’m not going to tell you, no.”

Nottingham Forest have had to battle with serious injury problems over the past 18 months or so.

The likes of Chris Cohen, Matty Fryatt and Britt Assombalonga, who recently returned to action, have all been out with long term injury problems.

Another name on that list is the mercurial midfield maestro Reid.

The Irishman has not played since the East Midlands derby back in September 2014.

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