Nottingham Forest loan star Philip Zinckernagel has explained what he’d like to do more at the City Ground.
The Reds added the Danish forward on loan back in August and he’s been a really useful addition.
Under Steve Cooper he’s started to showcase his undoubted quality and so far this season he’s managed four goals and six assists.
The 27-year-old scored his latest goal for Forest in the recent 4-1 thrashing of Swansea away from home.
Despite his 10 contributions towards goals, Zincekernagel isn’t happy and says he will strive for more.
He told Forest Review (Hull Edition, page 7): “Six assists is okay, but I’d like to score a few more goals. For the team, I hope can get into the play-offs or get as close as possible.
“For myself, I want to score more goals and be involved in more assists.
“Playing is an important factor, but I really want to keep improving.”
Zinckernagel could be recalled by Watford in the January transfer window; although that does seem somewhat unlikely.
As a result, he’s set to remain an integral part of Forest’s short-term plans, with Cooper clearly a huge fan.
Class: Forest should move heaven and earth to sign Zinckernagel
Given that Zinckernagel only signed a five year deal with Watford last January, landing him on a permanent basis won’t be easy.
That said, if Watford were to stay in the Premier League there is enough to suggest that they may be willing to cash in on the former Bodo/Glimt star.
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Zinckernagel has showcased his quality with some superb performances and he’s on course to hit double figures for goals and assists this season.
The player is approaching his prime and he has the star quality that would make him a tremendous addition to the Forest ranks.
It’s time for Dane Murphy to have a conversation with Watford.