Taiwo Awoniyi has posted a one-word reaction to Nottingham Forest teammate Orel Mangala on Instagram. The midfielder starred last night as Belgium thrashed Estonia 5-0 in their latest fixture.

The Reds performer has started the season pretty well in the Garibaldi. He’s played in three of the four games that Forest have played and after signing Ibrahim Sangare and Nicolas Dominguez, he knows he has a fight on his hands.

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Steve Cooper has been pretty loyal to the player in the past though. He made 30 appearances for the Reds last season, scoring once and also registering a single assist in the Premier League.

Mangala was handed a start for Belgium last night. He played the full 90 minutes as they enjoyed a resounding victory and he also helped himself to an assist during the contest.

Goals and assists are perhaps something that Mangala would like to bring more of to Forest. Still, there are other players in the team who can provide that and at 24, he has the time to improve.

Awoniyi posts one-word reaction to Forest star Mangala

The Nigerian is also on international duty. He scored his team’s third goal at the weekend as they battered Sao Tome and Principe 6-0.

He was on hand last night to give Mangala some praise after his exploits for Belgium. The striker simply posted a single-word message to the midfielder that said: “Maestro”, with a star in their eyes emoji alongside it.

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Awoniyi is a man in fine form at present for Forest. He’s scored in three of the four Premier League games that Forest have taken part in this season.

Mangala will now face a bit of uncertainty over his place after the deadline day signings. However, he’s a quality midfielder and with time on his side, hopefully, he can still play lots of football for the Reds.

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