Nottingham Forest promotion-winning hero Philip Zinckernagel endured a bittersweet night playing for Standard Liege.

He signed for the club after spending just six weeks at Olympiacos on transfer deadline day.

Zinckernagel looks to have settled well in Belgium and Liege have lost just once since he joined the club.

The 27-year-old has been operating as a centre-forward during the last two games, although he made his debut as a number 10.

Last season, he was an integral part of Steve Cooper’s team that won promotion to the Premier League.

Zinckernagel endures bittersweet night
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Despite some questioning his consistency, he finished the campaign with seven goals and 10 assists from 50 appearances.

Watford sold him to Olympiacos for a fee of £2 million, with Forest not willing to sign him permanently.

His move to Greece turned south when Pedro Martins was sacked and Carlos Corberan took over.

He lasted just seven games with the Evangelos Marinakis-owned club and was sent on loan to Liege for 2022/23.

Yesterday, he was in the thick of the action as Liege claimed a big win.

The team defeated RSC Charleroi away from home to continue their pretty decent start to the campaign.

For Zinckernagel the night proved bittersweet.

He was typically hardworking and actually made four tackles, according to Who Scored.

The Danish performer also attempted two dribbles and drew three fouls from the opposition.

With the three points looking secured, the night turned sour for the ex-Forest man.

He was sent off after being shown two yellow cards in the space of three minutes as the gamer drew to a close.

It was the first time during his career that he’s been sent off and he now misses the next Liege game.

Zinckernagel endured bittersweet night

Some Reds fans still believe that the Reds should have moved heaven and earth to sign Zinckernagel.

Forest instead signed Morgan Gibbs-White and Jesse Lingard to bolster their attacking midfield ranks.

Zinckernagel endures bittersweet night

In hindsight, the Reds have upgraded Zinckernagel but he might have still proved a decent squad player.

Regardless of whether he should have been signed or not, the player will always be remembered fondly by the fan base.

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