Luke Chambers expecting a rough reception at Nottingham Forest

Luke Chambers

Luke Chambers - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Town defender Luke Chambers is expecting a rough reception at Nottingham Forest this afternoon, but insists he has no hard feelings towards his former employers or their fans.

The 28-year-old has become a big hit with Blues supporters, his dramatised fist-pump celebrations now synonymous with a win.

He fell out with Forest fans towards the end of his five-and-a-half years at the East Midlands club though following an interview in which he called for the home crowd to get behind the team.

The centre-back turned right-back, who was booed upon his return to the City Ground back in March, explained: “We were playing a team that were down at the bottom end with us. It was 0-0 at half-time and individuals were getting slaughtered.

“As the captain I called upon the fans to get behind the team, but my words got twisted a bit. I was hung out to dry.

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“I’m expecting another rough reception, like last season, but I take that as a compliment. I’ll always have good memories of playing for Forest and the fans I bump into whenever I’m back there have always been good to me.

“As far as I’m concerned this game is just an opportunity for us to get four wins in a row.”

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Forest started the season in top form, but are currently winless in their last four home matches.

“Their budget is huge and if they’re not up there challenging then something’s wrong,” said Chambers.

“There are always times where teams have good runs and struggle a little bit. They’re going through the latter at the moment, so it is a trip which is a little less daunting.

“They’re at home and all the pressure is on them. We’ll be going there knowing what we can do and looking to take all three points.

“We’ll look to get ourselves on top. We’ve got a team of powerful players and when we get on top of teams it’s very hard to slow us down.”

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