Nottingham Forest star Taiwo Awoniyi has been praised by Alan Shearer after being named in his Premier League Team of the Week.

The Reds drew 2-2 with Chelsea at the weekend and that has put them a point closer towards surviving in the Premier League.

Awoniyi Shearer
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Forest face Arsenal this weekend knowing that a win could actually secure their Premier League status for another season.

Awoniyi has come into some form at the right time. He’s scored four times in the last two appearances and things are on the up.

The 25-year-old has taken some time to settle at Forest and a groin injury suffered in January came at just the wrong time for the player.

The Reds signed Awoniyi from Union Berlin for a fee of £17.5 million and the first half of the campaign proved a bit of a struggle in terms of goals.

His work rate and physical presence have never been in question though and those attributes have now seen him hit the goal trail.

At Chelsea, he scored two headed goals, with Forest claiming a valuable point from their trip to West London.

Shearer was impressed, claiming: “Hitting form at precisely the right moment. Chelsea couldn’t handle him as he scored two headers. He could be what keeps Forest up.”

Awoniyi praised by Shearer after Forest draw

There is absolutely more to come from Awoniyi and for his own form, perhaps this season is going to end too quickly.

The Reds need another three points to be absolutely sure of survival, whilst a point might just be enough too.

Awoniyi Shearer
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It’s going to be a frantic end to the season and they will hope to stun Arsenal this weekend and make for a comfortable last game of the campaign.

With Awoniyi in this type of form, the Gunners had better watch out.

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