Some Nottingham Forest supporters are still pining for Keinan Davis. On current form, however, that’s a mystery with the player unable to buy a goal right now.
The 25-year-old was a fantastic signing by the Reds in January 2022. He gave the Reds a physical presence in attack and helped the club win promotion.
In 22 appearances for the Reds, he scored five goals and claimed three assists. His game was about more than scoring goals, however, and fans adored him.
Forest chose not to sign Davis in the summer. There were doubts over his fitness record and they thought the £15 million wanted by Aston Villa was steep.
Certainly, on current form, the decision not to sign him looks like a good one.
Davis has really struggled for form at Watford this season. He’s scored just four times for the Hornets and right now he’s on a run of 15 games without finding the net.
The Championship outfit have recently sacked Slaven Bilic. He’s been replaced by Chris Wilder and Davis now has the chance for a fresh start.
The former Aston Villa man has a point to prove right now. He hasn’t just become a bad player and Wilder will have to get the best out of him.
Watford are ninth in the Championship. They sit four points off a play-off place and Davis finding the way to goal would be a huge help.
Forest fans still pining for Davis but they must move on
Clearly, Davis is talented. The fact he’s now struggling in the Championship, however, offers no evidence whatsoever that he’d be capable of scoring goals in the Premier League.
Jack Grealish is also a huge fan of Davis. The current Manchester City star called him ‘unplayable’ when they were at Villa together and clearly he’s talented.
Some might argue that the player would be a better option than Chris Wood. That might be the case but ultimately, it’s all theoretical.
Davis will forever be in Forest folklore for his work in helping the Reds win promotion.
The constant pining for him is a little bit tiresome, however, and some supporters would be wise to take note of the fact he’s now struggling at Watford.