Bournemouth goalkeeper Mark Travers has heaped praise on Nottingham Forest striker Sam Surridge during an interview with the Daily Echo.

The Reds talisman fired a stunning second-half hat-trick on Saturday as the Reds thrashed Swansea 5-1.

Now, Surridge will have another former club in his sights in a game that could help Forest take a huge step towards the Premier League.

The 23-year-old has been inspired since signing from Stoke for £2 million during the January transfer window.

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Travers is one of the men tasked with stopped Surridge adding to his tally on the south coast tonight.

He has played with Surridge previously and he’s spoken highly of the former Cherries player ahead of the clash.

Travers told the Daily Echo: “Obviously, he’s doing really well at the moment, scoring a lot of goals which is great for him.

“I think it’s been great for him obviously going to Forest in January and back with the manager he had at Swansea.

“We know all about Surridge’s attacking threat. We’re looking at clips and we’re just going to try and do it the best we can.”

Surridge has a point to prove for Forest against Bournemouth

The youngster has been a magnificent player for the Reds and he looks like a great signing.

Surridge has made 18 appearances with many of those coming from the bench and his eight goals offer a brilliant return.

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The striker can now etch his name into Forest folklore by helping Forest leapfrog his former club this evening.

Surridge is a man full of confidence and Travers better be at his best, otherwise, the striker will be ready to pounce.

Forest have nothing to lose tonight but they know that a win would see them go into the final day of the campaign in second place.

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