By Abigail Withey 

Former Nottingham Forest forward Britt Assombalonga is preparing for a bad reception from fans when he returns to the City Ground as a Middlesbrough player on Saturday.

The 24-year-old moved to the fellow Championship club just over a month ago and isn’t expecting a welcome reception from his former supporters.

Assombalonga stated it was “just one of those things” when talking to BBC Nottingham Sport ahead of Middlesbrough’s away clash against his ex-club.

The BBC asked the Congo forward what kind of reception he was expecting as he stepped out onto the City Ground once again to which he replied: “Not a pleasant one!”

The radio station shared the former Forest player’s thoughts on their official Twitter account alongside a picture of Assombalonga in his old jersey.

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The 24-year-old initially joined the Nottingham side from Peterborough back in 2014 in a deal worth around £6 million.

During his time at the club the goal machine scored 30 goals and provided two assists throughout his 9 appearances across all competitions.

Since signing his four-year-deal with the Championship outfit he has participated in all three of Middlesbrough’s matches and even managed to net two goals during their most recent clash against Burton Albion last week.

Assomobalonga is one of a number of players to leave Mark Warburton’s side this summer after defender Dani Pinillos and out of favour goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic left on free transfers.

In other Nottingham Forest news, fans have reacted on Twitter after their player agrees terms for an exit. 

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