Meeting Scott McKenna at a train station and how Nottingham Forest fans ‘inspire’ the Reds

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It wasn’t just in games where Steve Cooper’s players felt the support of Nottingham Forest fans.

Around town, and even at one of the busiest train stations in the country, the Reds have been buoyed by the support they are receiving as they push for promotion. And defenseman Scott McKenna says it can be the difference in their final three games of the regular season.

Forest fan Simon Crosby posted on social media that he ran into McKenna at St Pancras station in London after Tuesday night’s win at Fulham. He wrote: “He spotted my Forest polo shirt and said hi. All I could do was shake his hand and say ‘thank you for being beautiful’. #youllneverbeatmckenna #nffc.

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This feeling was appreciated by the man himself. The centre-back says the Reds supporters can help make a difference, especially at this crucial stage of the campaign.

“When you walk through a train station in London – the UK’s busiest city – and see someone with a Forest top, it would be a mistake not to have a quick chat with them when they have given us so much support throughout the season. It was good,” said McKenna.

“It’s not just Nottingham where you see the fans, they’re everywhere. It was nice to chat with him.

“It makes a huge difference to have their support. It’s in the stadiums where it can have the most impact because it can take us over the line, whether it’s a tight game or a flowing game where we have scored two, three or four goals.

“But just having that commitment to the city inspires us to keep doing well. I hope we can continue to make the fans happy.

“If you’re in town for coffee, the number of people who come up to you and wish you well, say they like to watch us and that we bring everyone together. Obviously we want to win football games, but we also want to win the other team.

“We want to continue and hopefully develop that as well. The older I get, the nicer it is, putting a smile on people’s faces and seeing the impact we can have on their lives as well.

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