David Prutton has told the Garibaldi Red podcast that Keinan Davis is one Nottingham Forest man who is brimming with confidence.

The Reds landed the Aston Villa man on loan during the January transfer window. Steve Cooper beat off a host of other clubs to land the 24-year-old.

Davis has been in fine form. He’s powerful, controls the ball well and just lately, he’s started to stick the ball in the net.

His form at Villa had stuttered. With Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings at the club, he’d found regular football hard to come by.

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Some supporters held reservations over Forest adding Davis to their ranks. His less than impressive goal record is perhaps skewed on the basis of a large number of his outings at Villa coming from the bench.

Cynics needn’t have worried though. He’s worked his socks off for Forest and has showcased a point to prove from his very first appearances in the Garibaldi.

Prutton thinks that Davis is proving that he’s a man in fine form and a player who is oozing confidence.

He told the Garibaldi Red podcast: “It’s no disgrace to not in the Villa team. Look at how much they’ve spent on Ings and Buendia. So many things can come into plating and playing the assumed amount of games for a 24-year-old.

“His second goal against Reading is magnificent. The stick that was used to beat Keinan was that when a chance came it was a bit more blunt force than anything else. That second goal is confidence oozing from every pore.

“The finish is a touch of class that he’s probably not had the chance to show on a consistent basis. Leading the line for a gigantic club like Nottingham Forest seems to be bringing the best out of him.”

Forest should try and sign Davis permanently

Villa have a desire to add another striker in the summer and that won’t bode well for Davis.

As a result, Forest must enter the race to put some money on the table for the talisman and bolster their attacking ranks.

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Davis does offer something a little bit different to Forest’s attack and not every club has the luxury of such an option.

The youngster looks like he cares deeply about doing well for Forest and he’d be an asset if he signed permanently.

Cooper and Dane Murphy simply have to make it happen in the summer.

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