Best - I'm here to stay

Striker says Forest interest has been 'put to bed'

Best: Happy where he is

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Leon Best says he is at Coventry City 'to stay' after failing to secure a pre-deadline move to Nottingham Forest.

The striker was the subject of three January bids from his home-town club and also handed in a transfer request at the Ricoh Arena.

Forest's offers failed to meet Coventry's valuation and Best overcame the transfer setback to score twice in Saturday's 4-0 win over Barnsley.

Best, who only joined the Sky Blues from Southampton last summer, insists he is happy to stick with the Championship club and is now 'on track'.


"I have gone from being at the bottom to being at the top," Best told the club's official website.

"The Forest thing is definitely put to bed now. I was flattered by the interest from my hometown club, who I have supported from my young days. There were a lot of things behind it, but now I am here, and here to stay.

"I never wanted to leave for leaving's sake. There were other clubs interested, but I didn't even look at them. I never fell out with anyone and it was a very stressful thing to go through.

"It was just a matter of my hometown club and my family being there and it was so hard to make the decision. But I have got my head on the right track now and I know what I am doing with myself."