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Jack Colback has a pop at Rafa Benitez

"It’s been difficult. I think there’s ways that things can be managed, and to be honest there’s been no respect whatsoever shown my way, but that’s the game I suppose. I’ve had to keep my head down, I’ve had to work hard for myself, I’ve done that and I’m thankful the manager here at Forest has given me the chance.

"I’m not sure, I’m not the one who should be answering that - you’ll have to ask the boss back home. But it’s one of them things. I’m big enough not to be too upset about it, I’ve been in the game a long time and seen a lot of things. I think the disappointing thing is the way it’s been dealt with. I’ve been treated like a number more than a human being. But there’s nothing I can do about that, he made his choice and I’m not really looking back at that one. There’s nothing I think I could have done differently. It was his choice, he said he had too many numbers, I was named in the squad of 25 but still couldn’t manage to train with the first team, and that’s the way it goes.

"It’s difficult, very difficult. I’m 28 years old, I’m a senior lad, not a youngster, and I’ve played a lot of games. There were other players who got told they could leave around the time I did, or even before I did, who ended up staying there at the training ground with the first team and ended up playing a few games - so why it was different for me, I’m not the man to ask. But I’m not dwelling on that, it’s time for me just to focus on my football here. It was hard not to play for six months. I’ve been doing extra bits with Chris Wilding, so I’ve been trying to keep fit, playing Under-23 games when I can but obviously it’s not the same standard and intensity."

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