Danny Murphy has raved about Nottingham Forest on TalkSPORT (07/02; 10:25am) and singled out Keinan Davis for praise for his strong performance during Sunday’s 4-1 win over Leicester.
The Reds blew the FA Cup holders away with a devastating display of finishing. Goals from Philip Zinckernagel, Brennan Johnson, Joe Worrall and Djed Spence saw last season’s winners dismantled with ease.
Forest were brilliant during the first half. Steve Cooper’s men scored three times nine minutes and even Kelechi Iheanacho pulling a goal back couldn’t take the gloss off a dominant 45 minutes.
The Reds have drawn praise from a number of pundits after yesterday’s game and former Liverpool midfielder Murphy is the latest to weigh in.
He told TalkSPORT (07/02; 10:25am): “Steve Cooper is impressive, isn’t he? I like his tactics and his variation. They’re good going forward and calm at the back.
“I like his demeanour, he’s calm and humble. When they got the third he was happy but there was nothing over the top. He deserves great credit for the work he’s done.
“The lad (Keinan) Davis on loan from Villa. What a performance. He absolutely bullied the defenders and he was outstanding.”
Davis signed for the Reds during the January transfer window. He is on loan from Aston Villa for the remainder of the season and has scored twice since arriving.
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Lots of supporters were pretty disgruntled when Forest landed Davis given that his goalscoring record is less than impressive.
His Forest career is still in the infant stages but already the powerful talisman looks like a solid loan addition made by Cooper.
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Davis has two goals to his name but it’s the work and support for other players that he provides that appears to be his main attribute.
The 23-year-old has been craving a regular run of games. That hasn’t been forthcoming at Villa and now he’s getting a huge chance at the City Ground.
Davis is quickly becoming a fan favourite and the striker could prove to be a big player between now and May.