Nottingham Forest fan and pundit Darren Fletcher was wowed by Taiwo Awoniyi’s performance against Sheffield United on Friday night.

Speaking on the Garibaldi Red Podcast, TNT Sports commentator Fletcher was full of praise for the Nigerian after he scored his second goal in two games this season.

Former Liverpool striker Awoniyi found himself in great space between John Egan and Anel Ahmedhodzic before, powering his header into the top left corner past Wes Foderingham.

However, Fletcher was wowed by more than just his natural goalscoring ability…

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What did Darren Fletcher say about Taiwo Awoniyi?

Fletch was a guest on the Forest podcast this week and spoke to Nottingham Post’s Matt Davies about Awoniyi.

“All of a sudden, the subtle pieces of Taiwo’s game, such as the little movement at Arsenal, to get in front of Ben White, is top-class centre-forward play.

“That is the sign of a bright, intelligent footballer.

“There were pieces of movement the other night that made you go ‘That’s a player that’s really in tune with himself on the pitch’.

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“We know all about his physical attributes and his goalscoring ability, but we’re seeing that centre-forward intelligence developing all the time.

“He’s developing into a very good Premier League striker with 15 league goals the requirement for him this season.”

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