Nottingham Forest striker Taiwo Awoniyi looks to be edging closer to a return to the Reds team. The talisman hasn’t played since January after injuring his groin but his rehabilitation looks to be going well.

Awoniyi saw an injury strike at the worst possible team. He was just starting to adapt to life in the Premier League following his £18 million move from Union Berlin.

Awoniyi Forest return
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At 25-years-old, the man who was previously on Liverpool’s books has time to keep developing. He was holding down a place in Steve Cooper’s team on the left-hand side of a front three.

Awoniyi has been sorely missed. Forest are currently on a horrendous run of form that has seen them slip down the table and they’re now just two points clear of the relegation zone.

The Reds desperately need Awoniyi back in their team. Chris Wood isn’t quite the same type of player, whilst the Reds aren’t exactly blessed with an abundance of attacking options.

Forest desperately need the physical presence back in their attack. Awoniyi constantly puts defenders on the back foot and he brings something different to any other striker in the squad.

Awoniyi edging closer to Forest return

Domestic action may have stopped for the international games to take centre stage, but Awoniyi is kicking on. He’s been spotted going through his paces in the gym and he’s looking fit and strong.

The player was in good form when injury cruelly struck down at Southampton. He’d scored a brilliant winner in that game and was a constant menace for the opposition defenders.

Awoniyi Forest return
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Forest need that presence back in their team. They’ve looked incredibly weak of late and it’s no secret that Cooper will be desperately hoping Awoniyi is back after the break.

The Reds must find a way to the goal again. They are lacking a killer instinct to make games more comfortable and perhaps Awoniyi can provide exactly that.

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