Nottingham Forest striker Keinan Davis had told Nottinghamshire Live that he’s been blown away with the support he’s received from the Reds fan base.

Davis scored his fifth goal for Forest on Saturday, opening the scoring during a 2-0 win over Birmingham at the City Ground.

He’s kept his place in the team despite Lewis Grabban and Sam Surridge both waiting in the wings for a chance to shine themselves.

Davis is a real battering ram of a striker and he gave young defender Nico Gordon a truly torrid time during Saturday’s clash.

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The 24-year-old checked in at Forest from Aston Villa during the January transfer window and he’s admitted he’s surprised at how things are going.

He told Nottinghamshire Live: “I don’t know how to describe it, but it’s not what I thought when I came in. I didn’t think it would be like this.

“I’ve been shocked by the support and how the team plays. It’s been very good. I’ve been shocked in a very good way.

“It’s definitely exceeded my expectations. I was unaware of what to expect. I’ve been blown away, really, both in the club and outside with the support.

“I’m having the time of my life, really. It’s good and I am enjoying every moment of it.”

Forest have to try and sign Davis permanently

The striker’s goal on Saturday was akin to something you might find on a Stan Collymore highlight reel. He bustled his way down the pitch, past a defender and lashed a stunning effort beyond the outstretched Neil Etheridge.

He’s a player that is playing with a smile on his face and his heart firmly on his sleeve as Forest bid for a tilt at promotion.

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With Davis unlikely to get a look in at Villa Park next season, it has to be said that Forest must do whatever it takes to hold onto him.

He is big, strong and is now starting to add composure to his finishing too.

Clearly, playing under Steve Cooper is getting the best out of him. As a result, he will surely be keen to sign for the Reds permanently in the summer.

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