Nottingham Forest are enjoying a sensational start to the new campaign under Stuart Pearce, as the former Forest star has returned to the City Ground in a bid to try and take the club back to the Premier League. In their first six games of the new season, Forest racked up four wins and two draws to set the pace at the top of the Championship table, though Sunday's draw with East Midlands rivals Derby was disappointing given Ryan Shotton's late equaliser for the Rams.
They were back in action tonight though as recently relegated Fulham travelled to the City Ground with manager Felix Magath under increasing pressure with the Cottagers propping up the Championship table following just one point in six games - and the German's cause wasn't helped when his side ran into one of the most in-form strikers in England.
Forest's Britt Assombalonga joined the club from Peterborough United this summer in a whopping £5.5m deal after scoring 33 goals in just 58 games in League One for the Posh. Many saw the deal as a risk given that he had done nothing of note above the third tier of English football, but those doubters have been proven very, very wrong so far.
The Congolese hitman, 21, had notched five goals in six games before tonight's game with Fulham, but he's now taken that tally to seven goals in seven games after two goals in the first half. The first came after nine minutes whilst his second was from the penalty spot, and the image above showed Assombalonga's increasingly familiar delight at scoring - and it seems that we will be seeing him score many more goals on this form.
Forest need their new striker to score the goal to take the club back into the Premier League, and if he maintains this scoring form, Assombalonga will be hitting 40 league goals this campaign; making it very hard to see anyone matching Forest's goalscoring prowess with Assombalonga in the side.