Xande Silva has been rarely seen by Nottingham Forest supporters since signing on transfer deadline day from West Ham United.

After a move for Bordeaux striker, Josh Maja went south on deadline day, Forest picked up Silva.

He checked in for £200,000 from West Ham, ending a pretty forgettable spell at the London Stadium.

Last season he spent time on loan with Aris in Greece. As a result, the deal was met with angst from supporters.

Forest Silva
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The signing was less out of Dane Murphy’s playbook and more out of Ioannis Vrentzos’.

That was the cynical mindset of lots of fans and right now, they’re being proved right to take such an approach.

Forest have played nine matches since he arrived at the City Ground, yet Silva has been in the squad once.

 

He stepped off the bench for 24 minutes in Chris Hughton’s last match in charge and has vanished ever since.

Silva has made a couple of appearances in under-23 games but appearances well off in terms of Steve Cooper’s radar.

The 24-year-old made 33 appearances for Aris last season, scoring four goals and claiming three assists.

During his time at West Ham, he only managed two appearances, although did catch the eye during a League Cup outing against Birmingham.

What has Silva said about his Forest absence?

Right now, it would seem as though his critics are being proved right. This looks like another pointless signing and has a loan move to a Greek side written all over it in January.

Forest Silva
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Silva has suggested his absence hasn’t been through a lack of trying though. He has taken to Twitter to post a two-word cryptic message to the Forest supporters.

All the versatile player can do is keep working hard. Whether that be on the training ground or for the under-23 outfit, he must be ready to take whatever chances come his way in the future.

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