Nottingham Forest winger Albert Adomah has told the official website that he was delighted to come off the bench and make an impact.

The 31-year-old stepped off the bench to smash home a crucial equalising goal earning Forest a 1-1 draw at Charlton Athletic.

It was his first goal for his new club and ensured Forest took a point from a game in which they perhaps didn’t deserve to do so.

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The winger penned terms at the City Ground on a free transfer during the summer and was happy to play his part.

He told the club’s official website: “It’s always good to come off the bench and make an impact, just like Sammy and Samba did at Leeds so I’m pleased I was able to do that tonight.

“There’s healthy competition for places, I’ve got Lolley, Cashy and Sammy who are all younger than me so it keeps me on my toes.”

 

Adomah helped Aston Villa to the Premier League last season and his Championship expertise could prove vital.

Seat Pitch Summary – Competition for places highlights squad depth

There is currently fierce competition to make it into Sabri Lamouchi’s team at the moment and that has to be a good thing.

Sammy Ameobi and Samba Sow came on at Leeds and changed the game; whilst last night saw Adomah and John Bostock turn the game in Forest’s direction.

The fact that substitutions are having such an impact makes a refreshing change for the Reds.

For too long at the City Ground have the players on the bench not had the required quality to come on and change the complexion of the game. Sometimes that hasn’t been through the fault of the manager, but injuries and suspensions have also proved costly in the past.

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The challenge for Lamouchi is to keep his players hungry. The Championship is a long season and a good core of 20-23 players are likely to be needed at some stage of the campaign.

After four games it seems clear that the players are pulling together and the ones that are out of the starting eleven aren’t sulking, but plotting how to make an impact when called upon.