McGugan commits to Forest

Teenager aims to 'push club on'

McGugan: Penned deal

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Nottingham Forest midfielder Lewis McGugan has penned a new long-term deal with the League One club.

The 19-year-old has signed a new three-and-a-half year contract, committing him to Forest until 2011.

The deal comes as the teenager - who played against Swindon on Saturday after overcoming a back injury - has established himself as a key figure in the side.

Welcoming his new deal, McGugan told the club's official website: "There was no hesitation in my mind that I wanted to sign a new contract when Forest offered it to me.

Security

"I can't ask for any more than having the security of a long-term deal behind me as I look to progress my career at the club.

"When I got myself in the side towards the end of last season my aim was to show people that I deserved an opportunity at that level.

"I would like to think I've done that - now I've got three years to really cement my place in the manager's plans and try and help push the club on."