COHEN’S REALISTIC OVER NEW CONTRACT
CHRIS Cohen’s Nottingham Forest contract expires in the summer, but the midfielder is in no doubt that he wants to stay at the City Ground for the long term.
Cohen is Forest’s longest-serving player, having arrived in July 2007, but an adductor muscle injury has limited his playing time this term and he had made just 12 appearances before the weekend.
However, the 29-year-old is adamant he is now fighting fit and ready to help the club climb away from any lingering relegation danger.
But the former West Ham man knows he faces a fight to regain a starting spot.
“It is brilliant to be back,” said Cohen. “It is going to be hard to get my place back as the improvement in performances and results has been there.
“I’d love to stay (after the end of the season) but the club has to do what is right for them.
“If you take the emotion out of it, I haven’t played enough games over the last few years.
“The club has a decision to make and, whatever the decision is, I will respect it.
“I have had a great time here and loved every minute of it. I hope it can get sorted out.”
HONEST: Chris Cohen