Kevin Campbell has raved about Nottingham Forest striker Keinan Davis during a recent interview with The Athletic.

The talisman arrived at the City Ground on loan from Aston Villa in the early stages of the January transfer window.

Davis has scored twice and claimed two assists during 12 outings for the Reds and he looks a really useful player.

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The 23-year-old has been a really good signing by Steve Cooper and he’s filled the void left by Lewis Grabban wonderfully.

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He scored in games against Cardiff and Barnsley, although it’s the work he does to hold up play that has really caught the eye.

Davis had proved a powerful presence one final third and it remains to be seen what the future holds for him at his parent club.

Campbell claims that although he’s not the finished article, Davis is a player that he’s been impressed with.

The former striker told The Athletic: “Keinan Davis could make a real difference. He needs more game time to develop but he’s a real handful. He is big, strong and fast. It might take him time to find his feet on the goalscoring front, but I like him. He has a bright future.”

Forest must push the boat out for Davis in the summer

Davis has been a real revelation since arriving in January and he represents a pleasant change in transfer strategy.

His signing was met with some angst. His goalscoring record at Villa isn’t great; although a lot of those appearances have come from the bench.

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His critics have soon been silenced. Davis has unbelievable strength and at 23 he boasts bags of untapped potential.

Steven Gerrard is likely to go in search of new players in the summer. That could see Davis remain out of favour and Forest have to swoop.

The Reds could find themselves needing a striker in the summer and if the finances are right, Davis could be perfect for Forest.

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