Nottingham Forest promotion hero Philip Zinckernagel has endured a pretty turbulent time of things since May.

After helping the Reds reach the promised land of the Prmeier League, he was deemed surplus to requirements by Watford.

He didn’t join Forest though, with Evangelos Marinakis instead taking him to Olympiacos for a fee of £2 million.

It proved an intriguing signing and after scoring on his competitive debut in a Champions League qualifier things went south.

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Carlos Corberan never really fancied ex-Forest star Zinckernagel. As a result, he didn’t play too much football and on transfer deadline day he headed for a new club.

Belgium proved his next port of call, with Standard Liege handing the Danish performer a chance to prove himself.

Over the weekend, he showcases exactly what he was all about to his new supporters.

Zinckernagel scored twice as Liege defeated Club Brugge 3-0 on home soil, with one of his goals an absolute cracker.

The 27-year-old looks like a shrewd addition to the Belgian team and there should be more to come.

Crucially, he will likely be used as a number 10 at his new club, with Corberan seeing him as a winger.

Zinckernagel should be a happy camper now he’s moved to Belgian and it would appear that fans love him already.

Zinckernagel endures a turbulent time; fans will wonder why he wasn’t brought to Forest

It’s not really rocket science to work out why he wasn’t signed by the Reds in the summer.

Steve Cooper always wants to sign Morgan Gibbs-White to play as a number 10.

Furthermore, Jesse Lingard was also signed and competition is healthy in that particular department.

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The Reds might have felt that Zinckernagel, often inconsistent in the Championship, might have the same problem in the Premier League.

Forest fans will always remember the Dane fondly for his seven goals and 10 assists last season.

Now, he faces a new chapter and he looks set to take the Belgian division by storm.

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