Michail Antonio has been discussing whether or not he will celebrate when Nottingham Forest face West Ham in their forthcoming Premier League clash.

The former Reds forward has been asked the question by Newcastle talisman Callum Wilson on The Footballer’s Football Podcast.

Antonio spent a season and a bit on Trentside. He was signed by Stuart Pearce and at times proved unplayable in the Garibaldi.

The rapid performer scored 19 goals and claimed 15 assists for the Reds, featuring 54 times for the club before joining West Ham.

Antonio Forest celebrate
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Antonio left the Reds when Dougie Freedman was in charge for a sum of just over £7 million; much to the disgruntlement of supporters.

Now, the player has the realistic prospect of coming up against Forest when West Ham face the Reds on Sunday week.

It would appear he has far too much respect for his old club to even consider celebrating should he find the net.

He told The Footballer’s Football Podcast: “Nah, I’m not going to lie I loved my time at Forest. It was one season but it was an unbelievable season and I’ve kept an eye on them ever since.

“I couldn’t believe it when they got promoted, I’m so buzzing.

“I’ve got them the second game of the season and it feels weird to me going back there to play against them and I don’t know why it is.”

Antonio won’t celebrate against Forest but it’ll be a challenge to stop him

The raw pace of Antonio has caused plenty of Premier League defenders chaos over the years.

Forest will be hoping they’re not in his crosshairs in a week or so when the two teams meet on Trentside.

It’s a daunting first month of the campaign for the Reds. Antonio will join Wilson, Harry Kane and Erling Haaland in facing the Reds in the first five games of 2022/23.

Antonio Forest celebrate
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Forest will be under no illusions about the size of the task that faces them this season.

Antonio is just one quality player that the Reds have to try and stop in their attempts to remain a Premier League club.

It is nice that he still follows Forest it would seem and supporters will hope they don’t see him notch next week.

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