Lyle Taylor scored twice last night as the Nottingham Forest striker helped Montserrat to a 2-2 draw with Antigua and Barbuda.

The 30-year-old has now scored three times for his country and last night he wore the captain’s armband.

Interestingly he played upfront alongside a former Forest academy graduate in Spencer Weir-Daley.

Now 35, the striker plays for non-league outfit Spalding United as well as the Montserrat national team.

Lyle Taylor
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Taylor flexed his goalscoring credentials last night though and he will hope to use the goals as confidence to get back into the Forest team.

You have to go right back to a 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday in December for Taylor’s last start in the Championship.

He’s been used as a substitute in plenty of games since but isn’t getting a look in from the off.

The talisman is still Forest’s top goalscorer this season with four goals – level with the number of own goals claimed during the campaign.

He was signed from Charlton in the summer on a free transfer; scoring 11 times for the Addicks during 2019/20 – including twice against Forest.

 

The move hasn’t quite gone according to play but given his lack of game time, that’s hardly surprising.

Both Taylor and Lewis Grabban have struggled for goals this season and the Reds could do with one finding some form.

Forest are still looking over their shoulder at the drop zone and need someone to score some goals – and fast!

Should Taylor get a chance before the season ends?

The well-traveled striker is seemingly third choice at the moment behind Grabban and Glenn Murray.

That doesn’t bode well but Hughton might find himself shuffling his pack during the final eight games.

Forest face a hectic schedule and that could bode well for the out of favour star who could do with a goal.

Lyle Taylor
(Photo; Jon Hobley; MI News; NurPhoto; Getty Images)

Taylor hasn’t scored for the Reds since netting twice during a 2-0 win over Wycombe in November.

Hopefully the international opportunities can do him good and although the standard isn’t great, at least he has rediscovered a scoring touch.

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