Nottingham Forest striker Lyle Taylor ended his 2020/21 campaign in style as he helped Montserrat to a big victory.

The team trailed Grenada 1-0 going into the final five minutes of the contest, before Taylor found the goal trail.

He scored twice in the space of 90 seconds to secure a massive win in Montserrat’s quest to reach the World Cup.

Taylor’s first was a well taken goal with his second coming from the penalty spot with just three minutes remaining.

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Taylor in action for Forest; Photo; Laurence Griffiths; Getty Images

Finishing the season with a flourish is something that Taylor will take confidence from.

He didn’t enjoy a stunning maiden campaign at Forest and will hope to perform better during 2021/22.

The Reds talisman found the net five times in all competitions during his maiden campaign on Trentside.

Four of those goals came in the Championship and Taylor managed just 15 starts.

He arrived at the City Ground from Charlton on a free transfer. During the 2019/20 campaign, he found the net on 11 occasions.


If his club form hasn’t been anything to rave about, his ability on the international stage hasn’t been in question.

He has now bagged six goals for Montserrat and his latest brace helped his team finish second in their group.

It does mean that a place at the 2022 World Cup is out of the question but it could help the nation climb the world rankings.

For Taylor his challenge when pre-season starts will be to climb the Forest pecking order.

Does Taylor have a Forest future?

At this stage you have to say it looks unclear what is on the horizon for the Forest talisman.

According to Football League World, Middlesbrough, Barnsley and Blackburn have been linked with a move for the 31-year-old.

Forest will almost certainly pursue another striker and that won’t bode well for Taylor.

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Taylor found games hard to come by at Forest; Photo; Alex Livesey; Getty Images

With two years left on his contract, the Reds will command a fee for their player, if they choose to sell him over loaning him out.

It seems unlikely that Forest will ship him out until a replacement is sought and all Taylor can do is knuckle down and return to pre-season with a point to prove.

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