Demetriou Deal Not Done Yet

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Recent reports from the English press say that Nottingham Forest are offering young striker, James Demetriou, a new contract. However, according to the player himself there is still some work to do yet.

“Nothing’s been confirmed yet,” revealed Demetriou to Football Central.

“I know they are offering me something but we will just have to wait and see what exactly they offer me. I don’t know any details, or for how long just yet.”

It’s an uncertain time at the Championship club for many of the players as Billy Davies and other coaching staff were sacked after a run of poor results saw them go eight games without a win.

The player though has made a big impression in his short time at Forest scoring seven goals in ten starts for the U21s before a back injury brought an end to his first season in the UK.

“I’ve had a stress fracture in my back and was playing on it since November last year then it was diagnosed and has kept me out since January,” said the former Sutherland Shark youngster.

“I’ve been in rehabilitation for two months, I’ve got another two weeks to go and finally I’ll be fit in four weeks.”

Despite his current injury problems, the young Aussie has enjoyed his time at the club whose staff he described as “amazing” and in a city he called “beautiful”.

“Things were great pre-injury. I was on a run of 5 goals in 6 games and just starting to get used to the English game. The coaches have brought the best out of my hold up play, which has got me scoring more goals and linking up with our midfielders a lot better.”

Looking forward to next season, Demetriou does admit given the recent upheaval at the club that the upcoming break will do wonders for everyone at the club. On a personal note, he believes that 2014/15 could be a big one for him.

“I think everybody is ready for a break, its been a long season and we are all excited for a new breath of life next season,” Demetriou said.

“I aimed to be pushing for a place (in the first team) at the end of this season. The injury has set me back but it’s a definite goal and I think a realistic one too.”

Adam Howard

Adam is one of the founders of Football Central and the creator of  He has followed the career paths of Australian footballers playing in leagues all over the world.  Born in Adelaide and currently residing in Hiroshima, Adam brings a unique perspective to Australian football.  He is an ardent supporter of Australia's domestic competition and national team.

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