Nottingham Forest owned striker Lyle Taylor has tipped his hat towards former Reds player Cyrus Christie after his midweek exploits.

The Republic of Ireland international inadvertently helped Forest as Swansea drew 3-3 with Bournemouth on Tuesday night.

Christie scored the third goal as the Swans raced into a three-goal lead against the second-placed team in the league.

The 29-year-old was powerless to prevent the Cherries from their second-half onslaught though as Scott Parker read the riot act at half-time.

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Christie made the move to Wales in January. He joined on loan having fallen way down the pecking order at Fulham.

He has been in fine form for Russell Martin, operating as a wing-back as opposed to a full-back in a flat back four.

Christie has scored three goals for the Swans and also claimed five assists, flexing his credentials to still do a job in the Championship.

Last season, the man with 29 Republic of Ireland caps was Forest’s main right-back under Chris Hughton.

He made 44 appearances and claimed five assists, eventually winning over some of his harsh critics.

What has Taylor said to former Forest man Christie?

The 31-year-old has joined Birmingham City on loan and like Christie, he’s started to rediscover himself too.

Clearly, the striker is still keeping close tabs on the fortunes of Forest as they bid to reach the Premier League.

He took to Instagram after Christie’s goal the other net to speak of his delight and call him ‘Agent Cyrus’ for his efforts in trying to derail Bournemouth.

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Forest will come up against their former loanee this weekend. Taylor will naturally be hoping that he doesn’t score against the Reds and his words come back to haunt him.

Christie wasn’t a bad player for the Reds but Forest must focus on getting another three points against his Swansea team this weekend.

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