Lichaj’s delight at new Forest deal


Man-of-the-moment Eric Lichaj says it was an "easy decision" for him to sign a new contract at Nottingham Forest.

The defender scored twice in the FA Cup third-round win over Arsenal and then on Friday penned a new deal that ties him to the City Ground until the end of next season.

It’s been an eventful week for the former Aston Villa man as he also got his wish of a dog after it was revealed his wife had bought him one in the wake of the win over Arsenal – which he has named ‘Gunner’ in memory of his brace against the Premier League side.

Lichaj admits he’s delighted with the week he’s had and is now looking forward to helping Forest move up the Championship table, ahead of Saturday evening’s clash with his old club Villa.

“It has been a good week for me; I scored twice, got myself a dog and now signed an extension here so I am happy,” he told the club website.

“I am delighted. It is my fifth season now so I am looking forward to a few more. I really like it here so it was an easy decision for me.

“It has been on the table for a bit and then there was the change of manager but it is over the line and it has been a pretty good week for me.”