Lichaj signs two-year deal with Nottingham Forest

Lichaj signs two-year deal with Nottingham Forest

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Lichaj signs two-year deal with Nottingham Forest

Eric Lichaj Aston Villa 2 (Getty Images)

By FRANCO PANIZO

Eric Lichaj’s pursuit for more playing time has not taken him away from England. It has, however, forced him to leave the Premiership.

Lichaj ended his search for a new club on Wednesday, signing a two-year deal with Championship side Nottingham Forest. The versatile Lichaj is likely to compete for a  starting fullback spot on the Reds, who finished in eighth place last season and formerly employed American forward Robbie Findley.

“Eric is a great signing for us,” Nottingham Forest manager Bill Davies told the club’s website. “He has experience at the top level of English football and arrives at an important stage of his career. We are very much looking forward to working with him.”

The 24-year-old Lichaj is no stranger to the Championship. He made 16 appearances for Leeds United while on loan from Aston Villa in 2011, and earned mostly positive reviews during his brief time with the Whites.

Nottingham open their season against Huddersfield Town on Aug. 3.

What do you think of Lichaj signing with Nottingham Forest? Expecting him to grab a starting role by the time the club opens its season? Think he will thrive in the Championship?

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