Nottingham Forest were linked with a move for German striker Simon Terodde during the summer and the 32-year-old can’t stop scoring.
The Reds, of course, didn’t pursue a deal for the talisman, with the target man instead signing on a free transfer for Hamburg.
Terodde had grown frustrated at Cologne and started just seven matches for the Bundesliga outfit during 2019/20.
He played just 64 minutes during the second half of the season for Cologne and according to Bild, Forest were ready to end his nightmare.
That never transpired, with Forest signing Lyle Taylor and Miguel Angel Guerrero instead during the transfer window.
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Forest have struggled to get going this season, scoring just five goals during the first nine fixtures of the campaign.
Terodde hasn’t had any such difficulties and is bagging for fun.
The Bocholt-born star has scored eight times in seven outings for his new club and also registered two assists.
His brace against St Pauli at the weekend earned Daniel Thioune’s men a share of the spoils in a 2-2 draw.
The Championship is obviously viewed as a tougher league than the German second tier but his exploits are catching the eye.
Hughton has spoken about the quality in the Forest squad but he desperately needs his team to start finding the net.
His team never really looked like scoring at Middlesbrough on Saturday, leaving Hughton with more questions than answers.
The Forest manager’s job would be far easier if he had a striker in the sort of form that Terodde is.
Lewis Grabban is currently injured and Hughton desperately needs Taylor of Guerrero to step up in the coming weeks.