McKay Relishing Forest Challenge
Having already played at one of the biggest clubs around in Rangers, Nottingham Forest's second summer signing Barrie McKay should be prepared for the pressure and expectations at the City Ground.
McKay feels his decision to come to Forest is the right one and will prove to be another turning point in his career. The midfielder is certainly up for the challenge of the Championship.
Of course, the chance to work with Mark Warburton and David Weir again was a key factor to his joining Forest on a four year contract this week.
He told the Official Website: 'It's a big step for me to come down to play in England for a massive club like Forest. In Rangers I've left another huge club behind but this a big development in my career and I know that another league will present a different challenge for me. The manager and David Weir were a massive factor in me joining the club. Having played for them at Rangers they know my game inside out so they know the way I would like to play football and it will be really good to join up with them again.'
Scottish international McKay made himself a regular at Rangers under Warburton but his own departure from Ibrox last season ahead of becoming Forest boss - added to the fact McKay turned down an extended deal - saw the winger slip down the pecking order under Pedro Caixinha.
He's looking forward to showing the Forest faithful what he can do and aims to give the fans something to cheer due to the qualities McKay feels he'll bring to the party.
McKay added: 'I like to create chances for my teammates but I also want to add more goals to my game. I'm a winger who will come inside, create opportunities and help link up the play. I can't wait to get started and to show the fans what I'm made of. The supporters at Ibrox were brilliant and I've heard that the fans here are just the same. If we've got the backing of the fans then it will spur us on a little bit more and give us more confidence.'