Matt Davies and Greg Mitchell discussed all of the latest Nottingham Forest news on a recent edition of Forest-focused podcast Garibaldi Red and they spent some time talking about Harry Arter during the show.
He has featured in four league games for Forest since he joined the club, starting two of them and earning the 11th-highest overall WhoScored rating of any Reds player (6.64) in England’s second-tier this term.
Mitchell shared some positivity about Arter and how he has performed for the Reds so far this season during this recent edition of the Garibaldi Red podcast, sharing that he believes the £2.7m-rated midfielder “has to start” for Forest in their next game versus their historic rivals Derby County on Friday and he even suggested that Arter could take the captain’s armband at the City Ground for this season.
He said: “From the Blackburn game, you could hear him on the sideline. He’s a character and again, he’s a potential captain for this season or next if we have him but yeah I think he has to start.”
Should Arter captain Forest?
TIF Thoughts on what Mitchell had to say about Arter…
So, judging by Mitchell’s comments, it certainly seems as though Arter has made a positive impression on him during his short time at the City Ground and it will be interesting to see if he has made a similarly positive impression on Reds boss Chris Hughton since he took over at the club earlier this month.
If he does claim the captaincy at Nottingham Forest, it would perhaps not be all that surprising, with Forest-focused website nottinghamforest.news also recently naming the ‘determined character’ as a potential ‘candidate’ to claim the armband under new boss Hughton.