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Nottingham Forest should be top flight - Bryan Roy

Bryan Roy
Roy left Forest for Hertha Berlin in 1997

Former Nottingham Forest striker Bryan Roy believes the club belong in the Premier League.

The 40-year-old returned to the city to play for Forest's side in the Central Masters tournament on Monday.

He claims that he enjoyed his three-year spell with the Reds despite making negative comments about the city in the press after his departure in 1997.

The Dutchman told BBC Radio Nottingham: "It was the heat of the moment. I had a very good spell at Nottingham."

Roy said: "I was very disappointed how it ended up with leaving the club and getting relegated.

"Nottingham Forest is one of the big clubs in England and it hurt a bit to see the club go down instead of keeping that upwards progress.

"I enjoyed every single minute I played in that red shirt.

"It's a beautiful club with history, so Nottingham Forest should be in the Premier League every single season."

Roy's side is now through to the Central Masters Grand Final in Birmingham on 5 September.

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