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£6 million player can thrive for Nottingham Forest following purple patch

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£6 million player can thrive for Nottingham Forest following purple patch

Summer signing Lewis Grabban took a little while to find his feet on Trentside.

One summer signing that delighted Nottingham Forest supporters was that of prolific second tier talisman Lewis Grabban, who joined the Reds for £6 million from Bournemouth.

The 30-year-old netted 20 goals in the Championship last season during spells with Sunderland and Aston Villa, with Forest boss Aitor Karanka now hopeful that he can notch a similar return to fire his team into contention for a place in the Premier League.

It took the poacher some time to get off the mark in the red of Forest and some supporters were perhaps guilty of writing Grabban off after he failed to find the net in the first six games of the season.

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Grabban has started to find his feet at the City Ground, however, and since the last international break he has netted five goals in seven games for the Reds, propelling the club into fifth place in the Championship with some vitally important strikes.


Having paid such a large sum of money for the player it is only natural for those of a Forest persuasion to expect a hefty return from him over the course of the campaign.

Now that the former Villa loan star has started to gain some confidence and start hitting the back of the net on a more frequent basis there is a firm sense of feeling that he can go from strength to strength.

Grabban and Daryl Murphy are Karanka’s only senior options up front and both have weighed-in with important goals this season. It is Grabban, however, who can really thrive in the current Forest setup and with lots of creativity in the side it looks obvious that the goals will continue to come for the summer signing.

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