By Will Butcher
Gary Brazil has revealed he had an immense amount of time for Nicklas Bendtner during his Nottingham Forest stay but allowed him to leave in his search for first-team football.
Bendtner, 29, has left the City Ground to join Norwegian giants Rosenborg, after a conversation with Denmark boss Age Hareide prompted him to leave to prolong his international career.
Speaking to the Nottingham Post, Brazil revealed that striker Bendtner was hugely popular in the dressing room and easy to work with but first-team chances were at a premium.
“I always had really good communication with Nicklas and I loved him to bits. He was very popular in the dressing room but we just could not get him on the pitch,” Brazil said.
“For Nicklas, I have to say he was really good to work with. He was outstanding at times on the training ground and I found him a really decent guy and human being. We wish him every success in the future.”
The former Arsenal striker failed to gain regular first-team opportunities with Forest, with the likes of Britt Assombalonga and Apostolos Vellios also vying for a place up front.
Signed as a free agent after his release from German outfit Wolfsburg, Bendtner managed just two goals in 17 league and cup appearances with the two-time European champions.
However, the outspoken striker is now looking to prolong his international career with Denmark by hitting the ground running in Norway.
In other Nottingham Forest news, fans are not impressed with this 22-year-old on Twitter after Brentford’s 3-1 win away at Forest on Tuesday night.