Steven Gerrard has suggested to The Mirror that Nottingham Forest will be joined by a whole host of clubs in the race to sign Aston Villa striker Keinan Davis.

The uncompromising striker hobbled out of the game against Luton on Good Friday. Reports aren’t good and he could now miss the remaining league games.

Forest are hopeful that Davis can return for the play-offs should the Reds make them and Steve Cooper has been impressed with his impact.

The 24-year-old has scored five goals in 19 appearances for the Reds; although his brute physical strength has seen him worshipped by the Forest faithful.

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With the campaign drawing to a close, Gerrard has been discussing possible next steps for Davis and his teammate Cameron Archer who is on loan at Preston.

He told The Mirror: “I want more forward options, particularly in the No.9 position. We’ll analyse Cam in pre-season. We’ll then make the decision from there.

“Preston have given him a really good opportunity but everyone wants Cam Archer and everyone wants Keinan Davis. Good players cost an awful lot of money.”

Davis has previously claimed that he’s enjoying his time at Forest and that could bode well when it comes to deciding his future in the summer.

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With Lewis Grabban looking likely to leave in the summer, Forest will need to have a contingency plan when it comes to a striker.

Davis is hardly a like-for-like option but he is a player with bags of potential and a striker who’d surely welcome the chance to return to Forest.

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He fits in with Cooper’s system nicely and perhaps more crucially he’d represent decent value for money in the eyes of Dane Murphy.

Every team needs a plethora of strikers to provide different options for different situations. As a result, Davis’ power would make him a wonderful permanent addition

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