McCleary: I want a new deal

Garath McCleary has today pledged his future to Forest by stating his desire to sign a new contract.

The 24 year old has been in scintillating form of late, scoring 3 goals in 5 games, and would love the opportunity to continue to work with Steve Cotterill, who he believes is the catalyst as to why the he is playing so well.

But Garath is prepared to be patient for a new deal with our uncertain future in mind.

McCleary said:

"I am hopeful of getting my future secured. I have not heard anything at the moment, but that is understandable given the (financial) position the club is in.

I am happy to sit and wait and hopefully something can be sorted out. I am certainly hoping I will be here next season.

It is a massive club and to have a gaffer that is giving me so much confidence all the time is brilliant...every player needs a manager who has faith in them.

"Things have not always gone my way here in the past. I am not saying they were bad managers in the past, because they were not. I have nothing bad to say about the previous managers because I enjoyed working with them all.

"But it is brilliant to have a manager who has real confidence in you."

I said a few weeks back I would offer him and Lynch new deals now as they are likely to stay whatever division we are in next season.

While McCleary is now attracting the attention of West Brom, I think it is a testament to Cotterill for keeping one of our key men so happy they wish to stay and work with him.

I just hope that despite his pledges, he ends up being another Commons, Clingan, Sciemica or Earnshaw due to us being too slow to make a move.

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