Watch: Forest defender Danny Fox on what made him sign one-year contract extension

Video: Danny Fox on what made him sign a contract extension at the City Ground

Nottingham Forest defender Danny Fox has signed a one-year contract extension at the City Ground and thinks he is playing as well as he ever has in a Reds shirt.

Fox, 31, has made 99 appearances for Forest and could make his 100th if he features in the Reds’ next game away at manager Aitor Karanka’s former club Middlesbrough.

He signed for the club, initially on loan from Southampton, in January 2014 before making his switch permanent later that year.

Fox has been a key figure for Forest playing as a centre-back in every game of the Reds’ recent seven-match unbeaten run, which came to an end on Good Friday with a 2-0 defeat at Millwall.

And he said he is enjoying every minute of playing in the centre of defence under Karanka.

Fox said: “You can demand a little bit more from the lads around you to do more running for myself and Tobias Figueiredo!

“It works for me and I just want to stay fit and want to contribute to some good performances from now until the end of the season.

“Hopefully we can then start something special for next year.”

Fox now prefers playing in the centre of defence than on the left.

He said: “If you’d have asked me five or six years ago, I’d have said no but now I prefer it more and in the Championship I feel you’re more involved as a centre-half.

“It’s good to have the gaffer who was a centre-half himself coaching you and it’s good to have someone like him to help me and guide me.”

Video: Aitor Karanka on how pleased he is Fox signed on

Manager Aitor Karanka said why he decided to move Danny Fox from left-back to the centre of defence.

He said: “I played in that position and when you get an experienced player who could play there, I thought he could help us more in that position than at left-back.

“We have alternatives in that position, such as Eric Lichaj or Ben Osborn who is currently playing really well in that position and it’s good Fox can play in the centre.

“It gives me more alternatives and Fox can play every game there now.”

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