By Russell Edge
Former Rangers attacker Barrie McKay has said that new club Nottingham Forest has a lot of similarities with his old side as he recollected “unacceptable” defeats.
The striker, who can also play out wide, left the Glasgow-based club this summer in a £500,000 move to the Championship side, having been deemed as surplus to requirements by manager Pedro Caixinha, who was looking to overhaul the playing staff at Ibrox.
His arrival at the City Ground has seen him reunite with former boss Mark Warburton, who was replaced by Caixinha following his resignation in February of this year, before he himself took over from Phillipe Montanier in March.
However, McKay insists that Warburton is not the only link between the two clubs, as he believes that they share a similar passion and approach to football.
The 22-year-old told the Nottingham Post: “At Rangers, even a draw is regarded as a bad result. People expect you to win every single game you play. A loss is just unacceptable.
“There will be expectation here too. I am ready to deal with that at what is another big club with high expectations.
“You can already see that there is a good squad here and they are a great bunch as well.
“I don’t see why we cannot be positive about our chances this season.”
McKay has already made his debut for the club, coming on as a substitute against Mansfield Town in a friendly, while he turned out at the unfamiliar position of left wing-back during the club’s pre-season clash with neighbours Notts County.
Their Championship campaign kicks off with a home tie against newly promoted Millwall, as they look to improve on a 21st placed finish where they avoided relegation by the skin of their teeth.
In other Nottingham Forest news, this international defender has departed the club.