Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard has made some comments that might give Nottingham Forest a sniff at keeping Keinan Davis.
The striker signed for the Reds in January on a six-month loan deal. Last night, he claimed an assist to go with his two goals so far in a Forest shirt.
Davis has been seriously good. His powerful run last night saw him bundled to the floor, get back to his feet and set James Garner up to set Forest on their way.
The 23-year-old arrived at the City Ground among some angst. Some didn’t feel that he had the goalscoring capabilities to be a hit in the Championship.
He’s quickly proved that his game isn’t just about goals, however. His hold up play is nothing short of brilliant and Blackburn couldn’t cope with him last night.
Now, Gerrard has been discussing the talisman during an interview with Birmingham World. He is clearly a big fan of Davis but he has dropped a suggestion that his future might not be at Villa Park.
He said: “Steve has given him the opportunity to play regular games which is what is needed.
“We are hoping he can stay healthy, continue knocking out appearances and adding goals. He will come away with us on pre-season, we will give him opportunities, we will see where he’s at and we’ll make a decision from there.
“But listen, we won’t stand in anyone’s way in terms of people we feel need football and a different challenge.”
Class: Forest must have a discussion with Gerrard over Davis
This could be big news from a Forest perspective. Davis is quickly becoming a fan favourite on Trentside and it’s hoped that he can get even better.
The Reds have really thrived when Davis has been called upon and they’ve won every game that he’s started since his arrival.
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Against Cardiff, Davis started on the bench but he was introduced and scored a lovely goal in a 2-1 defeat to the Bluebirds.
Gerrard’s comments are intriguing and amid likely new signings, Forest should do whatever it takes to bring Davis to the City Ground permanently in the summer.