Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

A Point To Prove

A Point To Prove

SCOTT Dobie vowed today to prove himself a success at Nottingham Forest after returning from injury in spectacular fashion.

The striker scored two goals in a 20-minute appearance for Nottingham Forest reserves at Shrewsbury yesterday - his first action since undergoing pioneering hip surgery in America.

Dobie said: 'Ever since I signed at Forest I haven't really proven the player that I am. I feel I've still got a lot more to prove at the club.

'Since I came, we got relegated from the Championship and I played ten games, scoring one goal, which is the longest I've ever gone without scoring. I've got a point to prove to the chairman, the fans, the people who showed faith to bring me to the club.'

Dobie has endured a turbulent time since his £525,000 move from Millwall last February.

A persistent hip problem limited him to only six appearances last season - his last coming in the draw at Blackpool in February.

But after his treatment at the Steadman Clinic in the US, Dobie is determined to rebuild his Forest career and help fire the Reds back to the Championship.

'I wouldn't be training and working as hard as I have been if I didn't think I was capable of doing it,' he said.

'If I didn't think I was capable I wouldn't bother. I'd go and see the chairman and be honest and say I think I'm finished.'

Dobie came on for the last 20 minutes of an impressive Forest performance at Shrewsbury.

They ran out 6-0 winners at Gay Meadow, with all the goals coming in the second half.

Forest reserve team manager Ian McParland said: 'It was good to see Scott back and scoring.

'He's hardly played in the last year so he will be worked back slowly.'


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Thursday August 24 2006
Time: 10:15PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Forest Confirm Traore Arrival

Traore made his name with Arsenal but also had loan spells with Portsmouth & Juventus with him most recently at QPR, they released him at the end of his contract this summer.

Reid Retirement Announced

After starting his career with Nottingham Forest Reid went onto play for Tottenham, Charlton & Sunderland before returning in 2011 making 290 appearances in total scoring 42-goals.

Behaviour Rules - Some Initial Reaction

Various rules on what is and isn't acceptable are being rolled out this season in an attempt to reduce 'intolerable behaviour' towards match day officials. What's the initial reaction?

Forest Ease Fan Capacity Concerns

Potentially showing how much of an exact Elf and Safety issue this whole capacity problem is with Nottinghamshire County Council - Nottingham Forest have...

Archived Vital Forest Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
no email
Profile
Our Kids Dad
Editor email
Profile
Those Feet
no email
Profile
WillT
no email
Profile
Galaxy42
no email
Profile
Mark2310
no email
Profile
bazforest
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MK Dons MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
de Vries9%
Lichaj1%
Mills1%
Fox2%
Jokic10%
Tesche1%
Gardner1%
Cohen33%
O Burke1%
O'Grady1%
Osborn3%
Sub - Mancienne1%
Sub - Assombalonga34%
Sub - Mendes da Graca2%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Barnsley 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Birmingham 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Blackburn 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bristol City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Burton 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Leeds Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Preston 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Apollyon598
2.Jimmy Gordon463
3.the jock386
4.Pope John XXIII306
5.Ingy239
6.PVH233
7.AdebolaCornflakes228
8.marshal99176
9.mao tse tung169
10.radfordinlondon168