Scott McKenna was thrown in at the deep end during his Nottingham Forest debut – and he largely coped with the pressure placed at his doorstep.
The Scotland international made the long-awaited switch south this week. He joined Nottingham Forest on a long-term deal for a seven-figure sum, following over 100 appearances for Aberdeen.
McKenna had been linked with several moves away from Pittodrie, most notably last summer, before his eventual switch to Forest this week. New boss Sabri Lamouchi put him straight into the starting XI for the away match against Huddersfield Town last night.
It was another defeat for the City Ground side though, losing their third game from three against the Terriers, suffering a 1-0 loss. Frazier Campbell got the goal after 54 minutes to keep Nottingham Forest pointless.
But their new centre-back impressed, McKenna bringing a physical presence and ball-carrying ability to their backline. Arguably he could have managed Campbell’s shot that lead to the goal better, but McKenna was left having to mark two attackers at once.
Overall, the Aberdeen academy product seemed to impress his new fans on a quickfire debut.